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Inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system 

Inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system
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Inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system
Author(s):

Sathiji Nageshwaran

, Heather C Wilson

, Anthony Dickenson

, and David Ledingham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664368.003.0006
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date: 10 August 2020

Primary neuroinflammatory disorders of the central nervous system (multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO), transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), primary angiitis of the central nervous system, autoimmune limbic encephalitis, and Susac’s syndrome) and multisystem diseases with inflammatory involvement of the central nervous system (sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), giant cell arteritis, Behçet’s disease, Sjögren’s, and other vasculitides) are discussed in depth, covering the aetiology, clinical features and evidence-based treatment.

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