Contemporary Encephalitis Lethargica: Phenotype, laboratory findings and treatment outcomes

@article{LopezAlberola2009ContemporaryEL,
  title={Contemporary Encephalitis Lethargica: Phenotype, laboratory findings and treatment outcomes},
  author={Robert Lopez-Alberola and Mike F. Georgiou and George Sfakianakis and Carlos Singer and Spyridon Papapetropoulos},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={256},
  pages={396-404}
}
BackgroundEncephalitis lethargica (EL) is a CNS disorder that manifests with lethargy sleep cycle disturbances, extrapyramidal symptomatology, neuropsychiatric manifestations, ocular features and cardio-respiratory abnormalities. [] Key Method Against this background we conducted a study aiming to elucidate the clinical characteristics, describe laboratory/ neuroimaging findings (MRI, PET) and present treatment options and outcomes in sporadic EL.MethodsPatients were diagnosed over a period of 3 years using…

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