People with anti-IgLON5 disease often seek neurological consultation because of movement disorders


  • Movement disorders are a primary reason for an initial neurological consultation in people with anti-IgLON5 disease.   

Why this matters ?

  • Anti-IgLON5 disease is a newly identified autoimmune and neurological condition and, although abnormal movements are frequently reported they have yet to be characterized.

  • This important study confirms movement disorders to be a primary cause of initial neurological consultation in anti-IgLON5 disease. The findings could assist with diagnosis and management in clinical practice: anti-IgLON5 disease should be suspected in people with multiple movement disorders without an alternative explanation, especially if they also present with altered sleep, bulbar dysfunction, or cognitive impairment.