Did You Know?

Raising awareness that ANE is an immune mediated disease. It is not auto immune nor is it an encephalitis.

Here’s one of numerous facts that you need to know about acute necrotizing encephalopathy.

The exact mechanism of ANE is not yet known. It is presumed to be an immune-mediated process triggered by the viral infection. In other words, people with ANE often have an exaggerated immune response to various infections, a cytokine storm.

ANE is not considered to be an inflammatory encephalitis as there are no signs of infection in the CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) or the brain.

You can read more at: Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy: An Underrecognized Clinicoradiologic Disorder

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