Case of a two-year-old boy with recurrent seizures, abnormal movements, and central hypoventilation

Alexander L. Cohen, Lily C. Wong-Kisiel

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Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis was first described in young women with ovarian teratoma. Typical presentations include subacute onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, altered awareness, movement disorders, and autonomic dysfunction. Growing evidence indicates that anti-NMDAR encephalitis is one of the most common causes of encephalitis in children and young adults. We present a case of a 2 year-old boy with anti-NMDAR encephalitis to illustrate and discuss the differences in neurological presentation, frequency of symptoms, and association with underlying tumor between children and adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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