Author: Kimberley de Haseth

Rebecca’s Mom

I remember thinking when this year began that things were finally coming together for the Scheinert girls, who have had no shortage of ups and downs. My mom, two sisters, and I have been through it all together. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis before I could walk, and a variety of other autoimmune …

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Autoimmune Encephalitis: The bridge between Neurology and Psychiatry

The AE Alliance is excited to announce a groundbreaking symposium titled: “Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Bridge Between Neurology and Psychiatry.” HESA (Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance) is the initiator and lead organizer of this symposium to be held on April 6, 2019 at Weill Cornell Medical School, Cornell University in New York, NY. The April 2019 symposium for doctors …

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Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspectives

Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspectives Bost et al. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2016; 12: 2775–2787. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5089825/ Autoimmune encephalitis is a rare and newly described group of diseases involving autoantibodies directed against synaptic and neuronal cell surface antigens. As neurological symptoms are fairly well described in the literature, this review focuses on the nature of …

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Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A new challenging entity for consultation-liaison psychiatrist

Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A new challenging entity for consultation-liaison psychiatrist Maccaferri et al Brain Disord Ther 2016 May; 5(2):215 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959779/ Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is a relatively newly identified autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder that predominantly affects children and young adults. Although psychiatric symptoms are highly prevalent and frequently severe, it has mainly been reported in neurological, but …

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A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis

A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis Graus F, Titulaer MJ, et al. Lancet Neurology 2016 Apr; 15(4):391-404 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066574/ Encephalitis is a severe inflammatory disorder of the brain with many possible causes and a complex differential diagnosis. Advances in autoimmune encephalitis research in the past 10 years have led to the identification of new …

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