Recent Articles (2012 + 2013) On CNS Autoimmune Receptor Disease

In addition to the post below, please review An Important and Treatable Cause of Encephalitis: anti-NMDR Encephalitis from Lancet Neurology
Posted on November 6, 2013 by Tom Wade MD

The book, Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness, 2013, by Susan Calahan is the terrifying story of a young reporter who experienced terrible psychiatric symptoms that were ultimately found to be due to a newly recognized disease: anti-NMDR encephalitis. This is a brain disease caused by antibodies to a specific type of brain receptor, the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), a type of Central Nervous System autoimmune receptor disease.

Links to four recent review articles about to CNS autoimmune receptor disease (2013) at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?linkname=pubmed_pubmed_citedin&from_uid=21865579.

Links to the free full text of each of these four articles can be found at the above link.

The articles are:

  • Neuroinflammation and psychiatric disease, 2013
  • Persistent intrathecal antibody synthesis 15 years after recovering from anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis, 2013
  • Central nervous system neuronal service antibody associated symptoms: review and guidelines for recognition, 2012
  • The frequency of autoimmune N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis surpasses that of individual viral etiologies in young individuals enrolled in the California Encephalitis Project, 2012

 

 

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