Clinical Focus

Previous Articles     Next Articles

LGI1 antibodyrelated limbic encephalitis: a case report and literature review


  1. 1. Department of Neurology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University,
    Nanjing  210029, China;  2. Department of Neurology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou 215000, China
  • Online:2019-03-20 Published:2019-03-20
  • Contact: Corresponding author:Cheng Hong,

Abstract: LGI1 antibody related  limbic encephalitis is an autoimmune disease characterized by sudden cognitive,  and  emotional changes and epileptic seizures. It rarely coincides with tumor and has a better response to immunotherapy. The early diagnosis and appropriate treatment suggest a better prognosis for patients. A case of LGI1 antibody related limbic encephalitis admitted to our hospital is reported.

Key words: encephalitis, antibody;cognitive impairment, immunotherapy