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Adolescent with acute psychosis due to anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: successful recovery

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a relatively new autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. We report the first case of anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis combined with anti-voltage-gated potassium channel (anti-VGKC) antibodies in Lithuania in a 16-year-old girl. The patient was admitted to psychiatry unit because of an acute psychotic episode. She was unsuccessfully treated with antipsychotics, and electroconvulsive therapy was initiated because of her

Dovile Jonuskaite, Paulius Kalibatas, Ruta Praninskiene, Asta Zalubiene, Aurelija Jucaite, Rimante Cerkauskiene

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 111–115

research-article

The Brain on Fire: A Case Study on Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

been known as the most common cause of autoimmune encephalitis after acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (Dalmau, 2016). This condition has been noted in children and adults of all ages (Dalmau et al., 2011). Approximately 60 percent of diagnosed cases are associated with tumours, but there are many documented cases with no detectable tumour. It tends to occur in both males and females, however 80 percent of the diagnosed cases as yet have been women (Dalmau, 2016). The condition has recently

Grissel B Crasto

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 1–8

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