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.
Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.