Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and related disorders

Neuroimmunological research has provided robust evidence that neurons may be the target of an autoimmune attack and that in some instances antibodies against synaptic proteins are responsible for the encephalitis that may or may not be associated with cancer (paraneoplastic). Of particular interest is the encephalitis associated with antibodies to extracellular epitopes of the NR1 subunit of the NMDA receptor.

Patients with this syndrome, children and young women, present with severe psychiatric symptoms, decrease of consciousness, seizures, dyskinesias, and autonomic instability

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  • 11 May 2019
  • 15:00
  • Stabat Mater