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THE HERD May 2018 ~1st ed

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Selected Highlighted News in the field of Autoimmune

Encephalitis May 2018 1st edition

In this issues: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), in conjuction with the National Institute of Health (NIH) Thanks IAES for being a valuable Resource on Autoimmune Encephalitis. Learn about 

Therapeutic Advances in the treatment of Autoimmune Encephalitis. Get your free subscription to a leading magazine by the American Academy of Neurology

Treatment strategies for autoimmune encephalitis

Retrospective observations indicate that early aggressive treatment is associated with better functional outcomes and fewer relapses. Immune response to first-line immunotherapeutic agents (corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange, and immunoadsorption) is fair, but approximately half or more of patients are administered second-line immunotherapy (rituximab and cyclophosphamide). A small but significant proportion of patients are refractory to all first- and second-line therapies and require further treatment. Although several investigations have shown promising alternatives, the low absolute number of patients involved necessitates more evidence to establish further treatment strategies. In this review, the agents used for first- and second-line immunotherapy are discussed and recent attempts at finding new treatment options are introduced.

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) Thanks IAES for being a valuable Resource  on Autoimmune Encephalitis

(including, limbic encephalitis, paraneoplastic neurologic disorder, and Hashimoto’s disease). 

In their letter, GARD stated: “You gave a number of recommendations including new links, content, and highlighted some great resources offered by your Society. Thanks so much. In response, we have reviewed our information, and the medical literature, and have made changes to our web page. It now reflects your suggested edits. You can view these updates at the following links: “

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