The role of PET/CT in the evaluation of patients affected by limbic encephalitis: A systematic review of the literature

Natale Quartuccio, Federico Caobelli, Laura Evangelista, Pierpaolo Alongi, Margarita Kirienko, Vincenzo De Biasi, Fabrizio Cocciolillo

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Abstract

Autoimmune limbic encephalitis (LE) is a rare disorder affecting the medial temporal lobe of the brain. Although brain Magnetic Resonance (MR) has been widely evaluated and is currently considered essential in the suspicion of LE, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) has been demonstrated to be useful also in the evaluation of brain inflammatory diseases such as encephalitis. We therefore aim to review the current literature about the role of PET/CT in the evaluation of patients affected by LE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2015

Keywords

  • Brain MR
  • Limbic encephalitis
  • NMDAR antibodies
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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