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Leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1-antibody-encephalitis is a treatable and potentially reversible cause of cognitive and psychiatric presentations, and may mimic cognitive decline, rapidly progressive dementia and complex psychosis in older patients. This aetiology is of immediate relevance given the alternative treatment pathway required, compared with other conditions presenting with cognitive deficits.

Original publication




Journal article


Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date



1 - 6


Dementia, leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1, neuroimmunology, older adults, psychosis