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Cell surface antibody–associated neurodegeneration

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Cell surface antibody-associated neurodegeneration: The case of anti-IgLON5 antibodies https://t.co/9KQ5yIKdnm
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Could Your Loved One Have Autoimmune Encephalitis? – Penn Medicine

Could Your Loved One Have Autoimmune Encephalitis? – Penn Medicine | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Autoimmune encephalitis is a rare, frequently misdiagnosed disorder. How can you determine whether a loved one has it?
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Antecedent anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in two patients with multiple sclerosis. - PubMed - NCBI

Antecedent anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in two patients with multiple sclerosis. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2017 Feb;12:20-22. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2016.12.009. Epub 2016 Dec 29.
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What are the new diseases emerging in neurology?

What are the new diseases emerging in neurology? | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Medical futurists predict that scientific advances will lead to more precise definition of diseases. This will inevitably result in the emergence of more diseases and fewer syndromes. This case is made very eloquently in the book, The Innovators Prescription. Many neurological disorders currently wallow at the intuitive end of medical practice, and their journey towards precision medicine is painfully too slow. Neurology therefore…
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Ethical Implications of the Mild Encephalitis Hypothesis of Schizophrenia. - PubMed - NCBI

Ethical Implications of the Mild Encephalitis Hypothesis of Schizophrenia. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Front Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 13;8:38. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00038. eCollection 2017.
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My Son’s Autism Was Caused by Autoimmune Encephalitis and No, I Won’t “Accept” It.

My Son’s Autism Was Caused by Autoimmune Encephalitis and No, I Won’t “Accept” It. | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Something highly unusual in the world of autism happened to my son last week. He received a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis from a prominent and highly respected mainstream pediatric neurologi…
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“Running to stand still…”

“Running to stand still…” | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
When I started working as a Clinical Microbiologist in 2007, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis had not yet been discovered. The diagnostic test, looking for anti-NMDA receptor antibodies, only appear…
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Seroprevalence survey of selective anti-neuronal autoantibodies in patients with first-episode schizophrenia and chronic schizophrenia. - PubMed - NCBI

Seroprevalence survey of selective anti-neuronal autoantibodies in patients with first-episode schizophrenia and chronic schizophrenia. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Schizophr Res. 2017 Mar 21. pii: S0920-9964(17)30134-2. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.03.012. [Epub ahead of print]
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Misdiagnosed - TMC News

Misdiagnosed - TMC News | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Being diagnosed with a disease—physical or mental—can be a frightening experience. Thoughts rush through your mind: how you will get better
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Red Flags: Clinical Signs for Identifying Autoimmune Encephalitis in Psychiatric Patients. - PubMed - NCBI

Front Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 16;8:25. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00025. eCollection 2017.
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Whittington family continues sharing autoimmune encephalitis story 6 years on - Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

Whittington family continues sharing autoimmune encephalitis story 6 years on - Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Ellen Whittington was 12 years-old when she was first diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis in 2012. At that time, she couldn’t talk or feed herself. Now, 17 year-old Ellen is a high school student and doing much better. Her family was interviewed by local NBC affiliate WRAL, as an update to their original story. Ellen and her family were …
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[Autoimmune anti-NMDA-R encephalitis]. - PubMed - NCBI

[Autoimmune anti-NMDA-R encephalitis]. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2017;117(2):110-116. doi: 10.17116/jnevro201711721110-116. English Abstract
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A case of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in a woman with a NMDA-R(+) small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). - PubMed - NCBI

A case of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in a woman with a NMDA-R(+) small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Clin Immunol. 2016 May;166-167:96-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2016.03.011. Epub 2016 Mar 25. Case Reports; Letter
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Infectious encephalitis: Management without etiological diagnosis 48hours after onset. - PubMed - NCBI

Infectious encephalitis: Management without etiological diagnosis 48hours after onset. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Med Mal Infect. 2017 Mar 14. pii: S0399-077X(17)30086-0. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2017.02.004. [Epub ahead of print] Review
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Red Flags: Clinical Signs for Identifying Autoimmune Encephalitis in Psychiatric Patients

Red Flags: Clinical Signs for Identifying Autoimmune Encephalitis in Psychiatric Patients | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Autoimmune mechanisms causing diverse psychiatric symptoms are increasingly recognized and brought about a paradigm shift in neuropsychiatry. Identification of underlying antibodies against neuronal ion channels or receptors led to the speculation tha
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Autoimmune Encephalitis: Pathophysiology and Imaging Review of an Overlooked Diagnosis

SUMMARY: Autoimmune encephalitis is a relatively new category of immune-mediated disease involving the central nervous system that demonstrates a widely variable spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from the relatively mild or insidious onset of cognitive impairment to more complex forms of encephalopathy with refractory seizure. Due to its diverse clinical features, which can mimic a variety of other pathologic processes, autoimmune encephalitis presents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. Imaging findings in patients with these disorders can also be quite variable, but recognizing characteristic findings within limbic structures suggestive of autoimmune encephalitis can be a key step in alerting clinicians to the potential diagnosis and ensuring a prompt and appropriate clinical work-up. In this article, we review antibody-mediated encephalitis and its various subtypes with a specific emphasis on the role of neuroimaging in the diagnostic work-up.

### Abbreviations

NMDA
: N -methyl D-aspartate
NMDAr
: N -methyl D-aspartate receptor
VGKC
: voltage-gated potassium channel
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Her Mind speech

Her Mind speech | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
Dear World, I'm still basking in the afterglow of a night filled with love, community, good food, soulful music and awareness/fund-raising about Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. As the adrenaline starts to slowly fade, I thought I'd share the words I spoke last night, on the off chance somebody out there couldn't make and is interested in…
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Differences in treatment of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: results of a worldwide survey

Differences in treatment of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: results of a worldwide survey | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
The objective of the study was to identify differences in treatment strategies for anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis based on specialty of treating physicians, geographic location, and years in practice
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Anesthesia Management for Patients with Anti-NMethyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis

Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes rarely act as the first sign of tumors.
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Neurological Autoantibody Prevalence in Epilepsy of Unknown Etiology. - PubMed - NCBI

Neurological Autoantibody Prevalence in Epilepsy of Unknown Etiology. - PubMed - NCBI | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
JAMA Neurol. 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.5429. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tweet from @EscuderoDomingo

Thank G-D for everyone who was DX after me!! #autoimmune #encephalitis @tpss1 @debbiemegdall https://t.co/ZhDIvjZ6nY
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Navigating life one seizure at a time

Navigating life one seizure at a time | AntiNMDA | Scoop.it
It was a sight Catherine Nantel, mom to then 8-year old Zoé Sankowski, will never forget. Her daughter suddenly fell to the floor and appeared to be choking. “I panicked,” she says, adding that she immediately called 911. “The woman on the phone told me to stay on the line and continued to speak to me, asking me questions, telling me to stay with her.  I couldn’t even think.” Fifteen minutes later, the ambulance arrived. “I suddenly realized when the paramedics got to the house, she wasn’t choking…she was having her first seizure.”
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