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.

Antibodies to surface dopamine-2 receptor in autoimmune movement and psychiatric disorders

Dale et al Brain. 2012 Nov;135(Pt11):3453-68. https://academic.oup.com/brain/article/135/11/3453/272463 Recent reports of autoantibodies that bind to neuronal surface receptors or synaptic proteins have defined treatable forms of autoimmune encephalitis. Despite these developments, many cases of encephalitis remain unexplained. We have previously described a basal ganglia encephalitis with dominant movement and psychiatric disease, and proposed an autoimmune aetiology. …

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Central nervous system neuronal surface antibody associated syndromes: review and guidelines for recognition

Central nervous system neuronal surface antibody associated syndromes: review and guidelines for recognition Zuliani et al. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012 June; 83(6): 638-645. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3348613/ The concept of antibody mediated CNS disorders is relatively recent. The classical CNS paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are thought to be T cell mediated, and the onconeural antibodies merely biomarkers for …

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