The Woman Who Went Crazy: Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis | Medical Documentary | Reel Truth
Kristin Gunther begins to suffer from great anxiety, confusion, and seizure-like movements. At first, doctors believe she simply has a viral form of meningitis, but after Kristin returns home, she becomes extremely anxious and delusional. Also, she loses her ability to breathe on her own, and her heart rate becomes dangerously low. All of this turns out be caused by an autoimmune disease called Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis due to a teratoma in her ovary. Food deliveryman Mark Chernek suddenly develops strange symptoms affecting his feet. He has pressure that soon disappears, pain, reddish splotches, fluctuating temperatures, and bluish discolouration that spreads from his toes to his ankles, which cause him to eventually give up on his job. Mark realises that he has an autoimmune disease that affects blood vessels of the hands and feet called Buerger's disease, which is caused by his heavy smoking habit.Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to real-life medical mysteries ailments that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as medical professionals struggle to understand their baffling conditions. Mystery diagnosis tells their stories. Through interviews and dramatic recreations, each medical mystery is recounted in vivid detail. Symptoms emerge, specialists are called in, but still the daily struggle continues. And then one day, because of a patients relentless pursuit of an accurate diagnosis, or a forward thinking doctor, the problem is solved and a true diagnosis given.Subscribe here for more full length documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFrO-dKhooOuTtix5dia2_g?sub_confirmation=1Welcome to Reel Truth the home of amazing documentaries! Here you will find full episode documentaries and documentary series, covering true crime, medical, science and more.