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Anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome, and ALS and language deficits

Anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome, and ALS and language deficits

We know that ALS is associated with executive dysfunction, but what about language deficits? Steven Wing, specialist neurology registrar at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, talks to Laura Goldstein, professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, about her recent paper investigating this.And anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome, or Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis and Fisher syndrome. Editor Matthew Kiernan talks to Nobuhiro Yuki, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, about how the syndrome was first identified, and what we currently understand about it.See also:Is language impairment more common than executive dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? brainstem encephalitis and Fisher syndrome: anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome