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Hallucinations Lead to Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis for Young Woman

Hallucinations Lead to Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis for Young Woman | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Lauren went from a psychiatric ward in a local hospital to the ICU....
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From Demonic Possession to Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

From Demonic Possession to Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Throughout the ages, convulsions, contortions of the body and face, including the tongue, super-human strength, catatonic periods, long periods of wakefulness or sleep, insensitivity to pain, speaking in tongues, and a predilection for self-injurious behaviours have all been offered as physical evidence of possession. The modern day interpretation, however, comes with a plot twist befitting a media spectacle. There is growing consensus in the medical community that many prior accounts of “demonic possession” may have represented original accounts of what is now broadly known as autoimmune encephalitis.
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What are the emerging features of anti-VGKC autoimmune encephalitis?

What are the emerging features of anti-VGKC autoimmune encephalitis? | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Emerging psychiatric syndromes associated with antivoltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies Prüss H, Lennox BR. JNNP 2016; 87:1242-1247 Abstract Antibodies against the voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC) were first recognised as having a potential pathogenic role in disorders of the central nervous system in 2001, with VGKC antibodies described in patients with limbic encephalitis, and the subsequent…
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#antiNMDAr #raise #awareness #autoimmune #encephalitis #MedicalStudents #Psychiatry https://t.co/WEOcpGAjRE
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autoimmune encephalitis as cause of rapidly progressive dementia

#autoimmune #encephalitis as cause of rapidly progressive #dementia @Psychiatry #EMT #MedicalStudent https://t.co/qBDSUCYpxy
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Rare Form of Encephalitis Can Now Be Treated Using Bortezomib Drug

Rare Form of Encephalitis Can Now Be Treated Using Bortezomib Drug | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare form of encephalitis can be treated using Bortezomib drug, reveals study
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When the Body Attacks the Mind

When the Body Attacks the Mind | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
A physiological theory of mental illness
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'Excited delirium or whatever'? It's not a real thing - StarTribune.com

'Excited delirium or whatever'? It's not a real thing - StarTribune.com | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
It's pseudoscience. Yet police across the nation cite it to justify their aggression or explain away their worst outcomes.
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BMJ Blogs: JNNP blog » Blog Archive » Central autoimmune channelopathies: a link between Neurology and Psychiatry

BMJ Blogs: JNNP blog » Blog Archive » Central autoimmune channelopathies: a link between Neurology and Psychiatry | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
  Since the recognition of antibodies against voltage - gated potassium channel (VGKC) and their pathogenic implication in central nervous system disorders (such as limbic encephalitis) in 2001, critical immunological and neurological advances have been achieved during the last 15 years.
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Management of Anti–N-Methyl-d-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis in Children - Jan 27, 2017

Management of Anti–N-Methyl-d-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis in Children - Jan 27, 2017 | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Online today: Cost of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis treatment in a resource-poor setting: https://t.co/nvlr0UJNTo #NMDA
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Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis in HIV Infection

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a rare condition characterized by emotional and behavioral disturbances, dyskinesias, and extrapyramidal signs. It occurs in young women of reproductive age and is classically described as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. We present a 36-year-old, HIV-positive female who was admitted to the hospital in an acute confusional state, with a stiff posture, periods of motor agitation, and myoclonic jerks of the hands. Her mental state progressively deteriorated. Without evidence of infection, the presence of anti-NMDAR antibodies both in serum and cerebrospinal fluid clinched the diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. No evidence of neoplastic disease was found, and the beneficial response to immunosuppressive therapy was exceptional. This is the first report of anti-NMDAR encephalitis in an HIV-infected individual, reminding us that autoimmune encephalitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a young patient presenting in an acute confusional state.
Case Rep Neurol 2016;8:251–257
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Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017

Here are the books, films and TV shows to watch out for in 2017 | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Get ready for a year of binge-watching and reading.
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New treatment for a rare form of encephalitis

New treatment for a rare form of encephalitis | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system.
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