In a suspected case of autoimmune encephalitis:
a) List the investigations needed, and explain why they are required. (50% marks)
b) Outline a specific management plan for proven autoimmune encephalitis and its common complications. Do not include resuscitation in your answer. (50% marks)
a) Investigations listed here are partly to to confirm the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis, and partly to exclude other competing differentials.
LP and CSF analysis
Peripheral blood tests
Management options for autoimmune encephalitis, and their complications:
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