The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

What happens when you have a creative social worker, with an interest in the altered brain, working out of a large city hospital and who is also a producer of podcasts?  Our brains become lit with excitement, as today she has published her podcast, titled My Brain is on Fire. The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation in collaboration with Laura Vander Steen the producer of the i lobe you podcast is excited to present the six-episode podcaston the “mother of all maladies”, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. The podcast combines interviews with survivors, caregivers and features neurologist and Partner Physician, Dr. C. Uy, with storytelling, sound effects and music, to present anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, in all its facets, from its presumed past of demonic possession to its discovery in the present. You can either binge listen to all the episodes or space them out. For those that you are currently going through this illness or are in early recovery, we recommend listening in reverse order, as the first 3 episodes have sound effects and content that may be triggering. Listen here, now: and don’t forget to rate, review and share widely, to help raise awareness but to also be eligible for a gift draw from i lobeyou. Meet the lovely host with the silky, smooth voice, Laura Vander Steen, here:


A boy from Des Moines with a rare immune system condition is this week’s University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Kid Captain for the school’s matchup against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.


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Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is a rare and often therapy-responsive autoimmune disease that usually affects young adults and causes neuropsychiatric symptoms.Here, we describe a 69-year-old patien…


Encephalitis is a condition of inflammation of the brain parenchyma, occurs as a result
of infectious or autoimmune causes, and can lead to encephalopathy, seizures, focal
neurological deficits, neurological disability, and death.


Abstract Objectives To evaluate the long‐term cognitive or neuropsychiatric outcomes and potential risk factors associated with prolonged cognitive deficits or neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients…


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Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, which is the most common type of autoimmune encephalitis, is caused by the production of autoantibodies against NMDA receptor. Anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients present with various non-specific symptoms, such as abnormal psychiatric or…


Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that dogs can suffer from the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that people do. The finding could lead to better screening methods for diagnosis and possibly …


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