Brain on Fire: Puzzling brain disease could now be better diagnosed and treated

Summary: A rare autoimmune disorder popularized by the autobiography and movie “Brain on Fire” is triggered by an attack on NMDA receptors. The disease occurs when antibodies attack NMDA receptors in the brain, leading to memory loss, intellectual changes, seizures, and death.

July 10, 2019

Source: Oregon Health & Science University

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