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The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuro-Infectious Diseases aims to provide treatment for an increased disease scope. Mass General Neurology has a strong history of expertise in multiple sclerosis (MS), neuro-inflammatory disease, and autoimmune neurology. With advances in antibody mediated neurologic disease, broader understanding of MS and its new treatments, and growing list of immunotherapies, this subspecialty of neurology has grown in terms of trainees, clinical studies, and basic science. The diseases we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Infectious disease neurology: HIV-related, viral encephalitis, meningitis, neurocysticercosis, neurosyphilis, neuro-Lyme (restricted definition), infectious myelopathies
  • Autoimmune: Ab-mediated encephalitis, neurological complications of connective tissue disease, neurosarcoidosis, non-MS demyelinating diseases, idiopathic autoimmune CNS and PNS syndromes, paraneoplastic neurological disease, CNS vasculitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuroimmunological disoders: Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), MOG Antibody Disease (MOGAD) and related conditions
We strive to offer the highest level of expertise for the management of these complicated diseases and syndromes, and to improve the efficiency and accuracy of diagnosis in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Linnoila was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. She always is easy to talk with and has been very important to my diagnosis!

– Patient in the Neuroimmunology & Neuro-Infectious Diseases Clinic