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Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and nonencephalitic HSV-1 infection From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - April 14, 2:20 PM To determine whether there is an association between nonencephalitic herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection and anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDARE).Antibody testing was performed using samples from 2 cohorts in a case-control observationa   Resistance to eye…

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

Clinical and pathogenic significance of IgG, IgA, and IgM antibodies against the NMDA receptor From n.neurology.org - Today, 2:36 PM Objective To determine the frequency and clinical relevance of immunoglobulin (Ig)G, IgA, and IgM N -methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antibodies in several diseases, and whether the IgG antibodies occur in disorders…

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Which antibody and which cancer in which paraneoplastic syndromes? From pn.bmj.com - April 1, 7:26 PM Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes can be associated with the presence of onconeural antibodies. These antibodies are the result of an immune response against a tumour that is ectopically expressing a neuronal antigen. The ‘classical’ onconeural…

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A Case of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis Triggered by Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis From www.omicsonline.org - Today, 7:23 PM In recent years, more and more medical researchers realized that anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis can be triggered by herpes simplex encephalitis (.. Practice Current: When do you suspect autoimmune encephalitis and what…

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Florence Forth Race draws over one thousand runners and walkers From aealliance.org - Today, 9:55 AM The AE Alliance hosted the annual Florence Forth Race on March 3, 2018, drawing over 1100 runners and walkers. Some were AE survivors and their families from all over the nation and Canada. Cold…

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The Laboratory Diagnosis of Autoimmune Encephalitis From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - Today, 2:09 PM Autoimmune encephalitis is a group of encephalitis syndromes that cause altered mentality, memory decline, or seizures in association with the presence of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) autoantibodies (auto-Abs). An early diagnosis enables earl Research News Roundup–February 2018…

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A diagnosis you can ’t afford to miss From medworm.com - Today, 11:22 AM A summary of this report with MedWorm recommendations of related news links and other reading to help further your research. Positive allosteric modulation as a potential therapeutic strategy in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis From www.jneurosci.org - March…

ESPN Interview with Amobi Okoye / Entrevue avec Amobi Okoye sur la chaine ESPN

March 15, 2013 was the day that Amobi Okoye’s world was turned upside down. Seemingly out of the blue, he experienced one of multiple seizures. For the successful defense player with the Dallas Cowboys, that day marked the beginning of his battle with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and the long journey…

Hope is our Strongest Weapon

Anti-NMDA family of Caregivers, Patients and Supporters: I first heard the phrase “Hope is our strongest weapon” in 2009 from a Greek mother whose daughter had been diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.  It resonated with me, as my own hope was dashed again and again, with every failed treatment and…