Primary neurologic autoimmune disorders affect only the nervous system, that is the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. These include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, neuromyelitis optica, and many others.
The nervous system can also be one of many organs attacked in autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of neurologic autoimmune disorders are numerous and can include headache, stroke, seizure, cognitive dysfunction, trouble remembering, weakness, difficulty with coordination, and numbness or loss of other sensations.
Although the type, cause, and symptoms of neurologic autoimmune disorders can vary significantly, patients of the AHN Autoimmunity Institute have access to a wide range of specialists who are prepared to listen to their concerns, consult with one another on possible treatment options, and develop a therapy plan specific to their needs.
The AHN Autoimmunity Institute includes 15 specialties working under the same roof. Not only is this consolidated team of experts unique across the globe, when it comes to assessing the symptoms and causes of neurologic autoimmune disorders, no one is better equipped to help patients determine the optimal path of treatment and a return to a more normal life.
Patients have access to a number of effective treatment options based on the underlying cause, nature, and severity of their symptoms. These include:
The AHN Autoimmunity Institute is committed to providing a new standard of care to patients dealing with autoimmune disorders.
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