Treatment approach in Autoimmune encephalitis (ORP-36)

Document Type : Oral Presentation


Department of Neurology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Autoimmune encephalitis is a type of brain inflammation caused by a dysregulation of immune system against some antigens in the central nervous system. It comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders that have some recognized or nonrecognised symptoms.
These conditions often show cognitive, seizure ( i.e. encephalopathy)and movement disorder phenotypes.
Early diagnosis and treatment improve patient outcomes,and may decresed morbidity and mortality of these disorders
We should maintain a high-level of suspicion for autoimmune encephalitis  and consideration of empiric immunotherapy once infectious causes are excluded.we divied the treatment in 3 categories include first line and second line and treatment of patients refractory to pervious approach.
Here we summarise the step by step treatment approach for common subtypes of these disorders and present a review from near 45 articles to clear the more acceptable management of all of these disorder when we suspect to these disorder. We focus on practical aspects of autoimmune encephalitis treatment.


  • Receive Date: 04 December 2023
  • Accept Date: 04 December 2023