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A very rare condition

What is anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis? A short description of a very complex disease.


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anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis

from the Guardian

Susannah Cahalan: 'What I remember most vividly are the fear and anger'

anti-NMDA receptor autoimmune encephalitis. It's a brain inflammation, caused by an unknown agent or infection, that had first been described just two years previously, and Cahalan was only the 217th person to have been diagnosed with it. The terrifying thing after the event is how close she came to not getting the diagnosis. They caught it at the catatonic stage that "precedes breathing failure, coma and sometimes death". She was lucky. The brain biopsy enabled the right treatment to be…

"Anti-NMDA (N-methyl D-aspartate) receptor encephalitis is an acute form of encephalitis, potentially lethal but with high probability for recovery, caused by autoimmune reaction against NR1- and NR2-subunits of the glutamate NMDA receptor. Different descriptions and syndromal designations for this disease existed in the medical literature prior to 2007, when the cause was established and it received its current name."