Limbic Encephalitis

  • Horst Urbach
  • Christian G. Bien
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Limbic encephalitis refers to an autoimmune-mediated encephalitis with preferential involvement of temporomesial structures. Amygdala and hippocampus may be initially asymmetrically swollen and bilateral hippocampal sclerosis occurs in its further course. At least one third of patients > 20 years of age with the typical clinical syndrome and temporomesial MRI changes suffer from limbic encephalitis.


Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoimmune Thyroiditis Limbic Encephalitis Ovarian Teratoma Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity Hospital FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Epilepsy Centre BethelBielefeldGermany

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