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Successful treatment of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis presenting with catatonia.

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The case of a 12-year-old girl with the typical clinical symptoms of the recently described anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is reported. Within 6 weeks the full clinical spectrum of this condition presented with seizures, agitation, stupor, autonomic instability, dysphagia and hypoventilation leading to a diagnosis of pernicious catatonia. MRI and CSF glucose, protein and lactate were repeatedly normal. EEG revealed rhythmical slowing. No teratoma was detected. Recogni...

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10.1136/adc.2008.149021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Archives of disease in childhood
Volume:
94
Issue:
4
Pages:
314-316
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1468-2044
ISSN:
0003-9888
URN:
uuid:01643fe0-d881-419a-93d3-82575253172e
Source identifiers:
243441
Local pid:
pubs:243441

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