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 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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