Sunday, January 31, 2010


Epileptic Disord. 2009 Sep;11(3):267-9. Epub 2009 Aug 28.

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: a video case report.
Labate A, Irani SR, Vincent A, Gambardella A, Piane EL, Cianci V, Aguglia U.

Institute of Neurology, University Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy.
This report concerns a 26-year-old Italian woman who was given the diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis after the incidental identification of an ovarian tumour. Neuropsychiatric symptoms and hyperkinetic movements are very commonly seen as initial symptoms of paraneoplastic encephalitis. Interestingly, our patient showed stereotypical movements predominantly located to lower limbs, mimicking a psychogenic seizure. This latter feature further extends the clinical spectrum of dyskinetic movements of anti-NMDAR encephalitis.

PMID: 19713171 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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