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Limbic Encephalitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Limbic Encephalitis
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.245.700
C04.588.614.550.450
C04.730.856.437
C10.228.140.430.525
C10.228.228.245.700
C10.574.781.550
C10.586.250.525
Unique ID
D020363
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020363
Scope Note
A paraneoplastic syndrome marked by degeneration of neurons in the LIMBIC SYSTEM. Clinical features include HALLUCINATIONS, loss of EPISODIC MEMORY; ANOSMIA; AGEUSIA; TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY; DEMENTIA; and affective disturbance (depression). Circulating anti-neuronal antibodies (e.g., anti-Hu; anti-Yo; anti-Ri; and anti-Ma2) and small cell lung carcinomas or testicular carcinoma are frequently associated with this syndrome.
Entry Version
LIMBIC ENCEPH
Entry Term(s)
Encephalitis, Limbic
Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis
Previous Indexing
Carcinoma, Small Cell/complications (1982-1999)
Dementia/etiology (1968-1999)
Encephalitis/complications (1969-1999)
Limbic System/pathology (1968-1999)
Paraneoplastic Syndromes (1980-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Limbic Encephalitis Preferred
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