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Facial dystonic seizures-plus associated with anti-LGI1 antibody encephalitis Volume 21, issue 5, October 2019

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Department of Neurology and Department of video-electroencephalpgram, Nanjing Brain Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
* Correspondence: Ailiang Miao Department of Neurology, Nanjing Brain Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Guang Zhou Road 264, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, China

We present a 39-year-old, right-handed woman with anti-LGI1 antibody encephalitis (LGI1 encephalitis). Indirect immune fluorescence revealed anti-LGI1 antibody titres of 1:3.2 and 1:32 in the CSF and blood, respectively. The most common seizure type associated with LGI1 encephalitis is faciobrachial dystonic seizure (FBDS) (Irani et al., 2011, 2013) and FBDS-plus (Beimer and Selwa, 2017; Chen et al., 2017). Left facial dystonic seizures (FDS) in the patient progressed to focal seizures with shouting, [...]