The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

The identification of anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis about 12 years ago made
it possible to recognise that some patients with rapidly progressive psychiatric symptoms
or cognitive impairment, seizures, abnormal movements, or coma of unknown cause, had
an autoimmune disease.



Maternal autoantibodies are a risk factor for impaired brain development in the offspring. Antibodies (AB) against the NR1 (GluN1) subunit of the N‐Methyl‐D‐Aspartate‐recep


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Abstract. Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is the most common type of autoimmune encephalitis.The disease predominantly affects wo…


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