Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis (Of Childhood), a Blood-Brain Barrier Perspective.

“This is a blog post following a request by a page follower on my Facebook account to provide an “layman” perspective on acute necrotizing encephalitis (ANE), also referred as acute necrotizing encephalitis of childhood (ANEC). This is a very short and surely incomplete summary but it should be a great starter to give the current perspective of this condition through the lens of the blood-brain barrier.

It is a condition that was firstly discovered by Mizuguchi and colleagues in 1995 firstly described in infants and toddlers (http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/jnnp/58/5/555.full.pdf). It was firstly described in patients from Asian origin (Japan). It was initially described to occur during the winter period, in particular with region that had experienced an influenza A outbreak. The main clinical feature of the disease marked by the presence in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of increased water content inside the brain, mostly associated with edema (brain swelling). This increased water content can only be explained by the opening of the blood-brain barrier”.

Excerpt was from the following post on   to continue reading the rest of this quite fascinating and informative blog post see:

https://scientistabe.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/sciencesbbb-acute-necrotizing-encephalitis-of-childhood-a-blood-brain-barrier-perspective/

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