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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 284

Autoimmune encephalitis

1 Medical Center, Sanitation 1 Medical University, Thailand
2 Tropical Medicine Unit, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Date of Submission01-Dec-2015
Date of Decision19-Dec-2015
Date of Acceptance19-Dec-2015
Date of Web Publication12-May-2016

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Medical Center, Sanitation 1 Medical University
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.176868

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The recent report on “autoimmune encephalitis” is very interesting.[1] Cyril et al. noted that “one-third of patients presenting with acute noninfective encephalitis would be positive for NMDAR antibodies with the remaining two-thirds with clinically suspected autoimmune encephalitis being antibody-negative.”[1] The important consideration is on the diagnostic property of the tests for autoimmunity in this report. There is no data on this aspect. In fact, the reliability of the test is very important in selecting the diagnostic test for determining autoimmunity.[2] Based on literature search, there is no report confirming the reliability and acceptability of the test kit. The technique used in the present report might not be a standard technique and this requires clarification.

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Cyril AC, Nair SS, Mathai A, Kannoth S, Thomas SV. Autoimmune encephalitis: Clinical diagnosis versus antibody confirmation. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2015;18:408-11.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Probst C, Saschenbrecker S, Stoecker W, Komorowski L. Anti-neuronal autoantibodies: Current diagnostic challenges. Mult Scler Relat Disord 2014;3:303-20.  Back to cited text no. 2


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