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

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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