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Link: Woman Falls Suddenly Ill After Developing Autoimmune Encephalitis

Keely Shaw, 27, was feeling tired and getting a lot of headaches after breaking up with her boyfriend of 11 months. Chalking up her apparent illness to heartbreak, she left her home in Pontefract in the English county of West Yorkshire and went on a day trip to London in November 2013.

This young woman went on to experience sudden personality changes and seizures which lead to an anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis diagnosis in the UK. The full article can be found at http://www.opposingviews.com.

Copyright © January 25th, 2015 | Author Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

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Link: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying anti-neuronal antibody mediated disorders of the central nervous system

Over the last decade multiple autoantigens located on the plasma membrane of neurons have been identified. Neuronal surface antigens include molecules directly involved in neurotransmission and excitability. Binding of the antibody to the antigen may directly alter the target protein’s function, resulting in neurological disorders.

This was shared by G.D. on 16th  November, 2014. The abstract only can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568997213002115.

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