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October 9, 2019

Happy to Give Back to Mayo Clinic After Battling Rare Autoimmune Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Erin Ayub spent months in a medically induced coma as her Mayo Clinic care team worked to fight off a rare and dangerous form of encephalitis. Today, Erin has made a remarkable recovery, and now as a Mayo staff member, she’s eagerly working to help further the mission of the health care organization that saved […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Hoerth, encephalitis


October 31, 2016

A Mother’s Frightening Fight Against Autoimmune Encephalitis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

It started with ear pain in the spring of 2014. Within a few weeks, Gloria Pena’s earache escalated into confusion and sensory loss. “I thought it was a bad cold with an earache,” Gloria recalls. “But one day I picked up my son from school and didn’t remember the way home.” From there, Gloria’s condition […]

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Tags: Dr. Sebastian Lopez Chiriboga, Dr. William Freeman, encephalitis, Florida Campus, Neurology & Neurosurgery


June 26, 2014

College Student Overcomes Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

In her early 20s, Erin Ayub has big plans. As a college student in El Paso, Texas, she is also a musician and aspiring writer. She had to put her plans on hold for a bit while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic in Arizona due to a rare illness — anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. […]

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Tags: Arizona, encephalitis, Erin Ayub, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Story


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