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Case report: meningitis as a presenting feature of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis

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BACKGROUND:Meningitis is a very rare atypical presenting feature of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. In our case report, we describe an unusual clinical presentation of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with a biphasic pattern of meningitis followed by encephalitis and discuss potential mechanisms underlying this presentation. We aim to widen the differential diagnosis to be considered in a patient presenting with clinical meningitis and pyrexia.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Subgroup:
Clinical Neurosciences
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Article number:
21
Publication date:
2020-01-07
Acceptance date:
2019-12-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
Pmid:
31910823
Pubs id:
1081721
Local pid:
pubs:1081721

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