What type of autoimmune disease attacks only brain cells and neurons without antibodies in blood work?
Several. The best known, of course in multiple sclerosis, but also, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis in childhood, and a series of immune encephalitis conditions can be found. To date, no good blood test exists for MS, or ADEM, but one variant, neuromyelitis optica, can be confirmed via an anti-aquaporin study.
What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters, hormones and the function of the brain
Lupus. Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders. Read more...
What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells, neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Generic question. Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? Read more...