Encefalite da anticorpi anti-NMDAR: Ovvero dalla possessione demoniaca alla terapia immunomodulante

Translated title of the contribution: From demonic possession to anti-NMDAR encephalitis: That is from the exorcist to the immunomodulatory therapy

Tiziana Granata, Sara Matricardi

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Abstract

Anti-N-metyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antibodies encephalitis is a potentially treatable disease characterized by the abrupt onset of a constellation of symptoms resulting from diffuse brain dysfunction. First described in young women as paraneoplastic condition, it has increasingly recognized in children and adolescents without tumor. The paper reviews the main clinical features and differential diagnosis, and provides a diagnostic algorithm as well as a flow chart for treatment in paediatric age.

Translated title of the contributionFrom demonic possession to anti-NMDAR encephalitis: That is from the exorcist to the immunomodulatory therapy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalMedico e Bambino
Volume33
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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