Tag: Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

Listing of known autoimmune encephalitis antibodies published by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

We get a lot of questions about known AE antibodies.  Identification of antibodies on a cellular level has led to a reclassification and renaming of many diseases. Note that many people who have AE are antibody negative, which most in the medical community agree is because all antibodies simply have not yet been discovered. The Center for Autoimmune Neurology …

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Podcast on autoimmune encephalitis to air Friday, Nov. 4

MyNDTalk with Dr. Pamela Brewer is focusing on autoimmune encephalitis on Friday, Nov. 4. The program airs at www.MyNDTALK.org . After Friday’s air date, the program will be archived at there according to the day (not date) the program aired. MyNDTALK app is available for download from iTunes, TuneIn and www.soundcoud.com for public use, and www.prx.org for non-profit & educational use. www.blogtalkradio.com/MyNDTALK-with-Dr-Pamela-Brewer airs @ 8 …

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Autoimmune encephalitis in psychiatric institutions: current perspectives

Authors Chloe Bost,Olivier Pascual, and Jérôme Honnorat published the following in Dove Press an open access peer-reviewed publication devoted to medical  and scientific research. Abstract: Autoimmune encephalitis is a rare and newly described group of diseases involving autoantibodies directed against synaptic and neuronal cell surface antigens. It comprises a wide range of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Sensitive and specific …

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“No miracle, just our brain” by Jules Morgan

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, allowing neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment. The following is from an article in The Lancet Neurology. Written by Jules Morgan, “No …

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New pediatric center in Arizona targets autoimmune disorders

The following was reported by Stephanie Innes at the Arizona Daily Star. The opening of the new Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center in Tucson marks a new era of pediatric research for the University of Arizona, UA president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday during an opening event held at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. The disorders hit …

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New paper on antibodies and autoimmune encephalitis

Abstract Reprinted from Health and Human Services Author Manuscript – Over the last 10 years the continual discovery of novel forms of encephalitis associated with antibodies to cell-surface or synaptic proteins has changed the paradigms for diagnosing and treating disorders that were previously unknown or mischaracterized. We review here the process of discovery, the symptoms, …

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