neurology

Autoimmune encephalitis: When your body attacks your brain, and people think you’re going mad

Mastura Monif

Research Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School

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          It’s described as feeling like your brain is on fire. People with autoimmune encephalitis (AE) are often misdiagnosed as suffering from a psychiatric illness, delirium or dementia. The condition can mimic many other diseases, and hence there can be delays in diagnosis resulting in brain damage and a largely poor ...

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