Duke Health recently posted an article by Carol Habers that follows the four-year journey to an autoimmmune encephalitis diagnosis of Lucas Quinones-Reed. “Reed, Quinones, and Lucas met with Dr. Heather Van Mater, MD, a pediatric rheumatologist and Dr. William Gallentine, DO, a pediatric neurologist. ‘They came in with a box full of medical records,’ said Van Mater. Immediately, she saw red flags — including the seizures and the sudden drop in IQ — that didn’t fit with a psychiatric diagnosis.” Click here to read the full story.
Thank you to Dr. Van Mater, Dr. Gallentine, Ms. Carol Habers, and Duke Health for raising awareness of autoimmune encephalitis.