What is Autoimmune Encephalitis?
Autoimmune illnesses are when the body’s immune system “attacks” the body thinking it is protecting the body. Encephalitis is the inflammation of the brain and can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or autoimmune reactions. Autoimmune Encephalitis is when the immune system mistakes brain cells for attacking viruses or bacteria.
The body creates antibodies for various reasons. One of those reasons is to fight illness or infections.
The symptoms of Autoimmune Encephalitis can impersonate or mimic the symptoms of other illnesses.
Diagnosing Autoimmune Encephalitis is very complex since its symptoms present like symptoms from varying illnesses.
There are two tiers or lines of treatments: first and second line treatments.
It is widely agreed that early aggressive treatments make for the best outcomes.