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‘Brain On Fire’ – Doctors Successfully Treat Child With Mystery Illness

The child suffered from anti-NMDAR (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor) encephalitis, a rare and difficult to diagnose brain dysfunction. Blood plasma exchanges helped a 5-year-old with a rare autoimmune disease recover. The prognosis for the sick child, who had not responded to conventional treatment, was grim. Nevertheless, a group of doctors at Rutgers University believed there might be …

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