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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: A case report and review of the literature


Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Satnam Kaur
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.139322

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Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is a well characterized immune-mediated encephalitis. It is increasingly being recognized as one of the common causes of encephalitis, but is frequently misdiagnosed especially in resource-constrained settings. With a simple test available to diagnose the disorder and prospects of good recovery following early immunotherapy, the disorder should be kept as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with unexplained behavioral/psychiatric symptoms and progressive encephalopathy with movement disorders.






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