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Dr. Sarosh Irana discusses Faciobrachial Dystonic Seizures: clinico-serological correlations June 24, 2014

Dr. Sarosh Irani Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Neurology; Principal Investigator, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be […]

VIDEO: “Autoimmune Encephalopathies: The widening spectrum” June 24, 2014

Dr. Angela Vincent Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology, Division of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be viewed on […]

Dr. Maarten Titulaer discusses Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis – Clinical signatures, diagnosis and treatment June 24, 2014

AEDr. Maarten Titulaer Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Erasmus Medical Center The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be viewed on the AE Alliance website.

Dr. Arun Venkatesan discusses Acute Encephalitis: Prognostic factors and novel therapies. June 24, 2014

Dr. Arun Venkatesan Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be […]

Dr. Jenny Frankovich discusses Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (PANS) June 24, 2014

Dr. Jenny Frankovich Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology, Stanford University The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be viewed on the AE Alliance website.

Dr. Eric Lancaster discusses The uses and misuses of titers in autoimmune encephalitis June 24, 2014

Dr. Eric Lancaster Assistant Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts participated in grand rounds, lectures and panel discussions.  All of the educational videos from the events can be viewed on the AE […]

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in Psychiatry April 11, 2014

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in Psychiatry Kayser et al. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2011; 7(3):189-193. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983958/ “Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies attack NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate)-type glutamate receptors at central neuronal synapses. Symptoms include a highly characteristic set of neurologic deficits, but also prominent psychiatric manifestations that often bring mental health professionals into the […]

International Experts Gathering in Durham, NC to Discuss Cure for Rare Disease March 24, 2014

First Annual International Autoimmune Encephalitis Symposium, March 27-28, 2014 On March 27th, doctors and scientists from across the US and the world will gather for a two day AE Symposium, the goal of which is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care for children and adults with autoimmune encephalitis (AE) and advance research towards a […]

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: A targeted review of clinical presentation, diagnosis, and approaches to psychopharmacologic management February 28, 2014

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: A targeted review of clinical presentation, diagnosis, and approaches to psychopharmacologic management Kruse et al Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;26(1):e1-9 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Davis27/publication/260118368_Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate_receptor_encephalitis_A_targeted_review_of_clinical_presentation_diagnosis_and_approaches_to_psychopharmacologic_management/links/559b423708ae5d8f39380611/Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-A-targeted-review-of-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-approaches-to-psychopharmacologic-management.pdf Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis was formally described in 2007 and includes a range of psychiatric and neurologic symptoms. Most patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis initially present to psychiatrists for diagnosis and treatment. […]

It’s Our 1st Anniversary December 17, 2013

Today, December 17th, is the one year anniversary of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance becoming a non-profit organization. 2013 was a wonderful year with many great events, including Florence Forth, Across the Starting Line, educational Grand Rounds and book readings and many amazing connections with families, patients and doctors. We look forward to working with all of […]