NMDA receptor encephalitis

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Synonyms: Limbic encephalitis with N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies | Limbic encephalitis with NMDA receptor antibodies | N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis | NMDARE | anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis

A rare limbic encephalitis characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against NMDA receptors in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. It may be of paraneoplastic (most commonly associated with ovarian teratoma) or non-paraneoplastic origin and is life-threatening but potentially treatable. Patients present with acute behavioral change psychosis and catatonia rapidly progressing to seizures memory deficit dyskinesias speech problems and autonomic and breathing dysregulation.

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