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N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies in pediatric dyskinetic encephalitis lethargica.

Abstract:

Encephalitis lethargica (EL) describes an encephalitis with psychiatric, sleep, and extrapyramidal movement disorders. Dyskinetic and parkinsonian forms have been described. EL shares clinical features with the anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR-Ab) encephalitis. We studied 20 sera from pediatric patients with contemporary EL. Ten sera (from 2 males and 8 females, aged 1.3-13 years) and 6/6 cerebrospinal fluid samples were positive for NMDAR-Ab. NMDAR-Ab-positive patients had dyskinesi...

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10.1002/ana.21807

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Journal:
Annals of neurology
Volume:
66
Issue:
5
Pages:
704-709
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
1531-8249
ISSN:
0364-5134
URN:
uuid:c055112b-6706-4db7-8c6c-2802c62e2208
Source identifiers:
346158
Local pid:
pubs:346158

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