The antibody-mediated encephalitides occur in persons of all ages, with some types affecting predominantly children and young adults. Certain syndromes are recognizable on clinical grounds, and their autoimmune cause can be established with laboratory tests. Despite the severity of symptoms, prompt diagnosis and treatment lead to improvement or full recovery in most cases.
Antibody targeting of phosphatidylserine for
detection and immunotherapy of cancer
Intrathecal Thyroid Autoantibody Synthesis in
a Subgroup of Patients With Schizophreniform
Autoantibodies targeting self-antigens are hallmarks of many systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. In a clinical laboratory setting, autoantibodies against nuclear and some cytoplasmic antigens are routinely screened by the indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) on HEp-2 cells (HEp-2-IFA).
Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Anti-DFS70 in Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) - positive Patients Undergoing Routine ANA Testing in a New Zealand Public Hospital
Psychotic disorders are common and disabling. Overlaps in clinical course in addition to epidemiological and genetic associations raise the possibility that autoimmune mechanisms may underlie some psychoses, potentially offering novel therapeutic approaches.
Psychotic disorders are common and disabling.