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Link: Autoimmune Dementia Study

Dr Sean Pittock, MD, a consultant in the Division of MS and Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic discusses the findings of a recent study investigating the clinical predictors of immunotherapy responsiveness in patients with presumed Autoimmune Dementia. Available at:http://tinyurl.com/cq95c85

This video from Mayo Proceedings, “the world’s fourth largest medical journal”. Dr. Sean Pittock speaks more to this topic in another Mayo Labratories video on youtube.com.

This video link was posted to comments by G.D. on a post to Autoimmune Encephalitis (All types including Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy) on 2nd June, 2015.

 


 

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Link: Autoimmune Epilepsy Clinical Characteristics and Response to Immunotherapy

Due to JAMA rules, we cannot share any text from the article to give you an overview. However, the full text can be found at http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1149705.

Copyright © 2014 American Medical Association

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Link: The neurologic significance of celiac disease biomarkers

Objective:

To report neurologic phenotypes and their etiologies determined among 68 patients with either (1) celiac disease (CD) or (2) no CD, but gliadin antibody positivity (2002-2012).

 

The full text could not be found of this article, however the abstract and conclusions can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25261501.

© 2014 American Academy of Neurology

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Link: Psychiatric autoimmunity: NMDA-Receptor-IgG and Beyond

Background

Descriptions of psychiatric autoimmunity beyond NMDA-R encephalitis are sparse.

Objective

To report the autoimmune psychiatric spectrum currently recognized in Mayo Clinic practice.

Methods

Chart review, testing of stored serum and CSF for IgGs reactive with synaptic receptors and ion channels, neuronal nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens (including GAD65), and case-control comparison. Patients were: Group 1, all adult psychiatric inpatients tested for neural autoantibodies (2002-2011; n=213); Group 2, all Mayo NMDA-receptor-IgG-positive patients (2009-2013; n=13) and healthy control subjects (n=173).

 

At this time, only the abstract is available online. It can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033318215000043.

Copyright © 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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Video: Epilepsy Autoimmune Evaluation

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