John Libbey Eurotext

Anti-Ma2-associated limbic encephalitis presenting with transient epileptic amnesia Volume 24, numéro 4, August 2022


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1 Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
2 IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Federica Provini
IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences, UOC NeuroMet, Bellaria Hospital and Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences, University of Bologna Via Altura 3, 40139 Bologna, Italy

Autoimmune limbic encephalitis (LE) is defined by subacute-onset working memory deficits, seizures or psychiatric symptoms, associated with T2/FLAIR hyperintensity of the mesial temporal lobes, CSF pleocytosis or EEG abnormalities in the temporal regions, when alternative causes are excluded [1]. Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of anterograde amnesia lasting up to 24 hours [2, 3]. Its differential diagnosis includes ischaemic amnesia and transient epileptic [...]