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Weekly neuroimmunology clinic
Amanda Cox, Joanne Jones, Mike Zandi, Alasdair Coles in collaboration with David
Jayne, Lisa Willcox and Rachel Jones
Since Martin Lockwood’s pioneering studies into systemic vasculitis at
Addenbrooke’s in the 1980s and 1990s, the hospital has had a strong clinical
research programme in vasculitis and its treatment. This is currently run by
David Jayne. Neil Scolding, now at Bristol, was the first neurologist to be
involved in this work. Now, we have a weekly clinic, led by Amanda Cox,
specifically for people with neuroimmunological diseases, like neuromyelitis
optica and neurological complications of systemic vasculitis.
The main point of contact for people in our clinic is our new nurse, Michael
Information on our neuroimmunology service is available here.
The immunology of head injury
Amy Krepska in collaboration with David Menon
Following Amanda Cox’s pilot study we are now investigating whether people
with a head injury develop immune responses against brain tissue, and
whether this promotes or hinders brain repair.
The immunology of psychosis
Mike Zandi, Amanda Cox in collaboration with Belinda Lennox and Angela Vincent
Funded with a Medical Research Council grant to Dr Lennox
Following Mike Zandi and Belinda Lennox’s discovery of anti-neuronal
antibodies in people with first-episode pscyhosis we are running a monthly
clinic for these patients in which neuroimmunologists and psychiatrists collect
clinical, cognitive and serological data.
We are systematically collecting our experience of immunotherapy of first-
episode psychosis associated with anti-neuronal antibodies.