Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000359071.09915.4b
Department: Letter

Encephalitis

Guerci, Ingrid R.

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Tarrytown, NY

THE EDITOR RESPONDS: Thanks, Ingrid. We are happy to publish your Web site and wish you well in your conference activities.

Please let your readers (and doctors) know about encephalitis. I was lucky to be diagnosed right away by a wonderful neurologist who had seen a case of encephalitis kill his roommate when he was in college. He recognized the symptoms right away when my husband brought me to the ER back in December of 1995. Because of his early diagnosis and his putting me on IV acyclovir right away, I do not have many of the residual problems that others have.

I began running a support group that has evolved into a nonprofit organization, Encephalitis Global, Inc., consisting of survivors and their caregivers. We have no professionals on the Board nor any doctors involved, so I am hoping that you can let people know about our Web site: encephalitisglobal.org/Home.asp.

We will be having our “Faces to Faces” conference this year in Las Vegas in September (noted on the site) and we would love to have your readers attend.

Ingrid R. Guerci

Tarrytown, NY

©2009 American Academy of Neurology

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