Author: Lynn Chapman

We Appreciate You!

With Thanksgiving upon us in the US and the holiday season approaching, here at the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance we want to take a few minutes to express our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who make fighting this rare illness possible: Thank you to the people affected by AE and their families and friends, who …

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Study reveals new insights on NMDAR antibodies

Physicians conducting research in Barcelona are using high-resolution microscopy and biochemical methods to unlock the secrets surrounding how anti-NMDA receptor antibodies cause disruption at the cellular level, resulting in the alteration of brain function. Dalmau and colleagues have discovered that under laboratory conditions, “NMDARs form nano-objects on the neuronal surface.” Patients with AE have developed …

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Physicians study use of mycophenolate mofetil in children

Physicians from centers in four countries collaborated on a recent retrospective study concerning the use of mycophenolate mofetil (Cell Cept) in autoimmune/immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system in children. A large percentage of the study population were children with autoimmune encephalitis. The authors were interested in the safety of the medication and whether children …

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