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CXCL13 Is a Biomarker of Anti-Leucine-Rich Glioma-Inactivated Protein 1 Encephalitis Patients [Letter]

Authors Wei M, Duan Z

Received 30 October 2019

Accepted for publication 13 January 2020

Published 20 January 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 181—182


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jun Chen

Mingyu Wei, 1 Zuowei Duan 2

1Medical College of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225000, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Hospital of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225000, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Zuowei Duan

We recently read the original report by Lin and colleagues with great interest. In this study, the authors concluded that both serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of CXCL13, a B cell chemotactic factor, were significantly higher in patients with anti-leucine-rich glioma-inactivated protein 1 (anti-LGI1) encephalitis compared to non-inflammatory neurologic disorder control groups. 1 However, we have some concerns about the interpretation of their data.

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View the original paper by Lin and colleagues.

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