OBJECTIVE: To report the occurrence of an unusual neurologic disorder requiring admission to the intensive care unit. DESIGN: Analysis of an observational cohort study of 31 patients with encephalitis admitted over a 4-yr period. SETTING: Neurologic intensive care unit in a tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: We identified N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies in six patients (two male and four female). All seropositive patients presented with a psychiatric prodrome, before developing seiz...Expand abstract
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Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies: a potentially treatable cause of encephalitis in the intensive care unit.
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