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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 240-243

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis mimicking acute herpetic encephalitis


1 Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Critical Care, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Pushpendra Nath Renjen
C-85, Anand Niketan, New Delhi - 110 021
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/am.am_61_19

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Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is a rare disorder that typically follows a chronic or subacute course of personality changes, memory loss, seizures, and hallucinations. Early diagnosis is difficult, and characteristic symptoms can be mimicked by a variety of conditions. We present a case of PLE, initially presenting as acute herpetic encephalitis.


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