Anti-N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: Early Treatment is Beneficial

Erin H. Breese, Joseph Dalmau, Vanda A Lennon, Metha Apiwattanakul, Deborah K. Sokol

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Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antibody has been associated with a severe stereotypic form of subacute encephalitis, often found in women with ovarian teratoma. Reported here is the diagnosis of anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis in a 5-year-old girl who presented with subacute encephalopathy and movement disorder without evidence of malignancy. Early diagnosis and treatment with immune globulin and steroids resulted in near-complete recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-214
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Encephalitis
Movement Disorders
Brain Diseases
Immunoglobulins
Early Diagnosis
Steroids
Antibodies
Therapeutics
Neoplasms
aspartic acid receptor
Ovarian Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Anti-N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis : Early Treatment is Beneficial. / Breese, Erin H.; Dalmau, Joseph; Lennon, Vanda A; Apiwattanakul, Metha; Sokol, Deborah K.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 42, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 213-214.

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Breese, Erin H. ; Dalmau, Joseph ; Lennon, Vanda A ; Apiwattanakul, Metha ; Sokol, Deborah K. / Anti-N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis : Early Treatment is Beneficial. In: Pediatric Neurology. 2010 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 213-214.
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