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Diagnostic value of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies in women with new-onset epilepsy.

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BACKGROUND: In women younger than 45 years, a new form of encephalitis associated with ovarian teratoma and presenting with seizures and psychiatric symptoms has been described. Most patients have antibodies to NR1/NR2 heteromers of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR). OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency and significance of antibodies to NMDAR in otherwise unexplained new-onset epilepsies in young women. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: University department of epileptology. P...

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Publisher copy:
10.1001/archneurol.2009.5

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Niehusmann, P More by this author
Rudlowski, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Archives of neurology
Volume:
66
Issue:
4
Pages:
458-464
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1538-3687
ISSN:
0003-9942
URN:
uuid:67e803dd-b219-400c-b674-208d35faa97a
Source identifiers:
243439
Local pid:
pubs:243439

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