Anti-N-methyl-D-Aspartate-Receptor Encephalitis in a Four-Year-Old Girl

Roberta Biancheri, Alice Pessagno, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto, Sarosh R. Irani, Andrea Rossi, Gaia Giribaldi, Marisol Mirabelli Badenier, Angela Vincent, Edvige Veneselli

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Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor encephalitis is a recently identified autoimmune disorder. We report on a 4-year-old girl presenting with seizures after nonspecific viral-like symptoms, progressing to severe aphasia, upper limb dyskinesias, fluctuation in consciousness, and inability to walk. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor encephalitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute/subacute encephalitis in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-334
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume156
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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