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Limbic encephalitis as a precipitating event in adult-onset temporal lobe epilepsy.

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OBJECTIVE: Temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS) is the most frequent diagnosis in autopsy and surgical epilepsy series. TLE-HS usually starts during childhood or adolescence. There have been few studies of adult-onset disease. We recognized that some adult individuals have evidence of limbic encephalitis (LE), an autoimmune condition of adult life, which we proposed might lead directly to this syndrome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of history, clinical ...

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Journal:
Neurology
Volume:
69
Issue:
12
Pages:
1236-1244
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
Source identifiers:
243137
Language:
English
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uuid:3eff2df6-d3a3-4cd8-8c3e-a25b6459c640
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2012-12-19

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