Incidence of paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes and autoimmune encephalitides in France

Takeaway

  • The incidence rates of paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes (PNS) and autoimmune encephalitides (AE) increased significantly between 2016 and 2018 in the Rhône-Ain-Isère region of France.

Why this matters

    Despite improvements in the recognition and referral of PNS and AE, they continue to be underdiagnosed and underreported in France. There is therefore a need for a national consensus in terms of the diagnostic process and procedures.