The Role of the Adaptive Immunity and Genetic Risk Factors in Vascular and Neuronal Dysfunction in Post-Infectious Autoimmune Encephalitis
Available on Demand
Presented by Dritan Agalliu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the causes of Autoimmune Encephalitis, Post-Infectious Autoimmune Encephalitis and the immune mechanisms that induce the disease.
- Determine how Th17 lymphocytes induce blood-brain barrier damage, neuroinflammation and cause neuronal impairment in animal models for post-infectious basal ganglia encephalitis.
- Review the cytokines that are present in sera from PANDAS/PANS patients and their effect on the blood-brain barrier in vitro.
- Consider the genetic risk factors identified in PANDAS/PANS that predispose the children to develop the disease and incorporate a team-based approach to counsel and guide patients and families diagnosed with PANDAS/PANS.
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