Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis With GAD Antibodies

Neurohospitalist. 2011 Oct;1(4):178-81. doi: 10.1177/1941875211413135.


The neurologic presentation of limbic encephalitis is variable and when it occurs due to a rare cause the diagnosis may be problematic. We present a case of autoimmune limbic encephalitis due to glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody and consider the magnetic resonance imaging and antineural antibody screening aspects in the diagnosis of this entity.

Keywords: epilepsy; neuroimmunology; neuroradiology; seizures.