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What is autoimmune encephalitis?

Autoimmune encephalitis happens when the immune system itself causes trouble. The immune system gets confused and starts attacking the brain. Autoimmune encephalitis causes the brain to swell up. Auto means self, so autoimmune means that the body’s immune system attacks the body itself.

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