World Encephalitis Day January 17, 2019

World Encephalitis Day is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis. Founded by The Encephalitis Society in the UK in 2014, it is held on February 22 each year and has reached over 80 million people in the past five years. The color associated with this day […]

Raising Awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis #WED2019 February 5, 2019

Seventeen days till World Encephalitis Day. Let’s all raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis, because it is still too often people with AE go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The AE Alliance has created an infographic to make it easy to spread AE awareness. You can print it and hand it out to your friends, neighbors and coworkers. […]

AE Insight with Dr. Anusha Yeshokumar February 19, 2019

I am an autoimmune neurologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City who cares for children and adults with encephalitis. My interest in this field stems from the first patient I saw on my first day of neurology training. He was a three-year-old boy who presented with changes in […]

AE Insight with Dr. William Gallentine February 10, 2019

For World Encephalitis Day 2019, Dr. Gallentine talks about his work and research and how he sees the field of AE evolving. Dr. William Gallentine is a pediatric neuroligst at Stanford University in Palo Alto CA. His research interests focus on the role of inflammation and genetics in the development of epilepsy, and the overlap between […]

AE Insight with Dr. Eyal Muscal February 12, 2019

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 […]

AE Insight with Dr. Sarosh Irani February 17, 2019

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 […]

Lisa shares her journey with Autoimmune Encephalitis February 20, 2019

I was diagnosed with LGI1 Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE) in February 2018. Encephalitis is a devastating brain disease that affects about 500,000 people worldwide.  The type that I have is called LGI1 Autoimmune Encephalitis – it is extremely rare and known to affect about 0.83 people in a million. With Autoimmune Encephalitis the body starts to […]