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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: Autoimmune encephalitis: a case series and comprehensive review of the literature

Encephalitic syndromes are a common medical emergency. The importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is paramount. If initial investigations for infectious agents prove negative, other diagnoses must be considered promptly. Autoimmune encephalitides are being increasingly recognized as important (and potentially reversible) non-infectious causes of an encephalitic syndrome. We describe four patients with autoimmune encephalitis—3 auto-antibody positive, 1 auto-antibody negative—treated during the last 18 months. A comprehensive review of the literature in this expanding area will be of interest to the infectious diseases, general medical and neurology community.

 

http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/104/11/921.long

Copyright © 2011 Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland | Authors T. Wingfield , C. Mchugh , A. Vas , A. Richardson , E. Wilkins , A. Bonington , A. Varma

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice. No articles, personal accounts, or other content are intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professionals advice.