Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

Clin Immunol. 2018 May 14;193:10-11. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2018.05.003.[Epub ahead of print] Letter…

 




An active, 30-year-old emergency room nurse, April Braker felt sick and started behaving oddly. People thought the Schaumburg woman might be having a mental breakdown. But it was a rare autoimmune disease, and now she is unresponsive and doctors are working on her case.

 




Jasmine Whiteside still struggles to articulate all of the amazing aspects of her story. That’s understandable—she only recalls pieces of it.

 




Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies attack NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate)-type glutamate receptors at central neuronal synapses. Symptoms include a highly characteristic set of neurologic deficits, but also prominent …

 




To compare the rate of abnormal brain metabolism by FDG-PET/CT to other paraclinical findings and to describe brain metabolism patterns in autoimmune encephalitis (AE).A retrospective review of clinical data and initial dedicated brain FDG-PET/CT studies …

 




Teratoma-negative anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis presenting with a single generalized tonic-clonic seizure

 




Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2017 Nov;18:90-92. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2017.09.023. Epub 2017 Sep 22.Case Reports…

 




Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11202. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011202.

 




Schizophrenia is a serious mental disease with a high mortality rate and severe social consequences. Due to insufficient knowledge about its etiopathogenesis, curative treatments are not available. One of the most promising new research concepts is the …

 




At age 18, Eileen Tchao was in a coma for six weeks with symptoms that appeared to be from psychosis before she was diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease. Her father, Dr.

 




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