Clinical Immunology

CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AUTOIMMUNITY

Author information
Adrian Budhram, MD, FRCPC 
Dr Budhram disclosed no conflict of interest

Learning objectives:

  • Review basic concepts of neural antibody testing
  • Review testing for central and peripheral nervous system autoimmune diseases, including:
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Glutamic acid decarboxylase-65 neurologic autoimmunity
  • Paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes
  • Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease
  • Acute and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies
  • Immune-mediated neuromuscular junction disorders
  • Inflammatory myopathies

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