Autoimmune encephalitis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy brain cells, causing neurologic and/or psychiatric impairments.
13.7 per 100,000 (January 1, 2014)
Typical Age of onset
Impaired memory and cognition
Abnormal movements, seizures, and/or problems with balance, speech, or vision.
Psychosis, aggression, panic attacks, compulsive behaviors, euphoria or fear.