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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.

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Link: Medical Alert Wristband

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The website and information about medical alert wrist bands can be found at http://www.wristbandconnection.com/medical-alert.php. This link was posted on 18th April, 2015 by T.A.O.

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Link: Angela Vincent – Autoimmune Encephalitis – The Widening Spectrum

This video posted by G.D. on 27th August, 2014 is by Angela Vincent and discusses autoimmune encephalitis awareness.  The video can be found at https://vimeo.com/98653478.

 

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Link: Cowboys’ Okoye making comeback after missing ’13 season with rare disease

In 2013, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune syndrome called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Now he is working hard to make a comeback to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.

“It’s kind of like an inflammation in the brain receptors. So it’s a very, very, rare illness that they couldn’t diagnose at first,” Okoye told KTCK-AM 1310 Thursday. “It was very uncommon. I was like the first male to have it. It was only found in females and young children, so that’s why they couldn’t diagnose it in my case and then they found it was this and treated it as this.”

This link was posted by A.H.F. on 25th August, 2014. The full article can be found at http://www.foxsports.com/.

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Link: Evaluating Autoimmune Encephalopathies, Dementias, and Epilepsies

August 2014

A number of disorders of the central nervous system previously considered neurodegenerative and untreatable are now recognized as having a treatable autoimmune cause. Improved recognition is facilitated by an expanding profile of neural-specific autoantibodies and when detected in serum or cerebrospinal fluid, these IgG biomarkers reliably predict an autoimmune cause for neurological dysfunction in patients presenting with rapidly progressive brain disorders. New testing profiles relevant to the evaluation of autoimmune encephalopathy, dementia, and epilepsy are now available at Mayo Clinic.

The video and full text can be found at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/. The original post comes from G.D. on 28th August, 2014.

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Link: Scientists can zap the brain into remembering

Having trouble remembering? Try a jolt of electricity to the brain. Okay, don’t actually try that. But a new study reports that the use of a small electric current can improve memory.

This link was posted by J.S. on 30th August, 2014. The full article can be found at techtimes.com.

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Link: Hypometabolism in brain regions of cognitively normal patients associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease-even for people with no sign of cognitive decline. This is a new development in the understanding of Alzheimer’s pathology, say neuroscientists unveiling the research at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2013 Annual Meeting.

This link posted by T.A.O. on 30th August, 2014 talks about hypometabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease. The full article can be found at http://www.news-medical.net/.

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Link: The Hypothyroidism Diet + Natural Treatment

This link from S.E.L. posted on 3rd September, 2014, talks about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis a.k.a. Hashimoto’s Disease or referred to simply as “hypothyroidism”.

Hypothyroidism is related to having an underactive thyroid gland that does not properly release hormones. According to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, 90% of people withhypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune hypothyroid condition, whereby the immune system attacks thyroid tissue.

The full article can be found at http://draxe.com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/.

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Link: Hashimoto’s encephalopathy by Joana Ramalho, MD, and Mauricio Castillo, MD

This link posted by T.A.O. talks about Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy.

Abstract

We report a case of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy with atypical and partially reversible MRI findings. T2-weighted MRI images revealed bilaterally symmetric areas of increased signal in the mesial temporal lobes and basal ganglia. Despite clinical and imaging improvement after steroid therapy, some memory deficits and MRI abnormalities persisted.

The full study can be found at http://radiology.casereports.net/index.php/rcr/article/viewArticle/445/793.

Copyright: © 2011 The Authors | Joana Ramalho, MD, and Mauricio Castillo, MD

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Link: About Neurology

The following link leads to an About.com page dedicated to the field of Neurology. http://neurology.about.com/index.htm

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