Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders

A. Sebastian López-Chiriboga, MD; Eoin P. Flanagan, MD


Semin Neurol. 2018;38(3):392-402. 

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Diagnostic Criteria

Guidelines for the diagnostic criteria of paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes[8] and for the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis are helpful and should be applied in the evaluation of these cases, especially as new antibody targets and their associated syndromes are continually discovered. The diagnostic criteria are especially valuable as applied to unclassified autoantibodies, or those antibody syndromes for which commercial testing is not readily available, to avoid delay in treatment.