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Autoimmune encephalitis

Names

Autoimmune encephalitis
AE

Description

Autoimmune encephalitis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy brain cells, causing neurologic and/or psychiatric impairments.

Prevalence

13.7 per 100,000 (January 1, 2014)

Typical Age of onset

Age 20

Symptoms

  • Impaired memory and cognition

  • Abnormal movements, seizures, and/or problems with balance, speech, or vision.

  • Psychosis, aggression, panic attacks, compulsive behaviors, euphoria or fear.