J Child Neurol. 2012 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) ReceptorEncephalitis in a Young Lebanese Girl.

Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is a recently recognized autoimmune neurologic disorder that presents with severe neuropsychiatric symptoms in previously healthy children. A 4-year-old Lebanese girl presented with new-onset behavioral changes, orofacial dyskinesias,  fluctuation in consciousness, inability to walk, and mutism. Antibodies directed cerebrospinal fluid. Prompt treatment with a single course of intravenous immunoglobulin   resulted in early complete recovery. This is the first case report of a Middle   Eastern child affected with this condition.

PMID:
22992990
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