Behavior outbursts, orofacial dyskinesias, and CSF pleocytosis in a healthy child

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Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis represents a new category of immune-mediated neurologic disorders. Viral encephalitis is often the presumptive diagnosis because of the acute neurologic changes, cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytic pleocytosis, and occasional hyperthermia. We report here the case of a previously healthy 7-year-old boy with new-onset aggressive behavior, seizure activity, and orofacial dyskinesias with cerebrospinal fluid and serum that tested positive for anti-NMDA receptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e242-e245
JournalPediatrics
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Encephalitis
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome
  • anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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