AE Alliance Blog

The AE Alliance blog endeavors to educate, inspire hope and build a community among patients, families and caregivers. This blog is written for families, patients, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about autoimmune encephalitis.

Play it FWD Live Music Fest

A group of talented local high school students from The Fine Arts Center will be holding “Play It FWD” …Kids with a Purpose on December 2nd to raise funds for The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. “Play it FWD” will be an annual live music event with the purpose to support a nonprofit organization of the students’ choice …

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Encephalitis follow-up in primary care settings

We are honored to have friends at the Encephalitis Society in the UK, who provide support for the community of people who have experienced all types of encephalitis. Chief Executive, Dr. Ava Easton, has recently published an article entitled “Treating encephalitis in primary care settings” in the Independent Nurse. She provided a summary of the …

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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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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 Survival Story

In the Summer of 2017, I was a 46-year old mom of two young children, working part time as an attorney, just returning from a weekend away with my girlfriends. I was having difficulty sleeping, but often had insomnia this time of year.  My thoughts were becoming jumbled and weren’t making sense.  Little did I …

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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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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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