Limbic encephalitis: Introduction
Limbic encephalitis: Inflammation of the limbic system which is the part of the brain responsible for basic autonomic functions.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Limbic encephalitis is available below.
Symptoms of Limbic encephalitis
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symptoms of Limbic encephalitis
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Limbic encephalitis:
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Limbic encephalitis?
Limbic encephalitis: Complications
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Causes of Limbic encephalitis
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Limbic encephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Limbic encephalitis
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,
it...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of...read more »
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Limbic encephalitis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Limbic encephalitis: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Evidence Based Medicine Research for Limbic encephalitis
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Research about Limbic encephalitis
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Statistics for Limbic encephalitis
Limbic encephalitis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Limbic encephalitis
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Definitions of Limbic encephalitis:
A paraneoplastic syndrome marked by degeneration of neurons in the medial temporal lobe. Clinical features include behavioral changes, HALLUCINATIONS, loss of short term memory, anosmia, AGEUSIA, and DEMENTIA. Circulating anti-neuronal antibodies (anti-Hu; also called ANNA 1) and small cell lung carcinomas are frequently associated with this condition. (From Pathologe 1997 Sep;18(5):406-10; J Int Neuropsychol Soc 1996 Sep;2(5):460-6; Brain 1997 Jun;120(Pt 6):923-8)
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Limbic encephalitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Limbic encephalitis, or a subtype of Limbic encephalitis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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