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.

AE Insight with Dr. Sarosh Irani

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Irani talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. Sarosh Irani is an Associate Professor, Honorary Consultant Neurologist and Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow with clinical and laboratory interests in the field of autoantibody-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. He sees …

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Emily Gavigan AE Story

It was almost exactly ten years ago that I rushed home from a coffee shop, paranoid and terrified, and my journey with autoimmune encephalitis began. A college sophomore, I ended up in the ER and then a psychiatric ward, eventually “diagnosed” with Psychosis: Unknown. There have been a lot of unknowns along the way. My …

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AE Insight with Dr. Eyal Muscal

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Muscal talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. Eyal Muscal is a pediatric rheumatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital with a MS Degree in Clinical Research whose activities include patient care, fellowship education, quality improvement, and clinical research. He is the Childhood …

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Tori Calaunan AE Story

My name is Tori Calaunan and I was diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in the summer of 2018. Before that time, I was a perfectly healthy 24-year-old. I was going through life, had a job that I loved and was in nursing school. In April 2018 I was feeling a bit weird. My right leg …

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The AE Family weekend in Durham, NC

Just a reminder to let you know that the AE Family weekend is coming up in about four weeks on March 2 in Durham, NC. Meet other families going through similar challenges. Share stories and learn about the latest treatments and discover strategies to make every day better. HAVE FUN AND GET ACTIVE with our annual …

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