Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with associated catatonia during pregnancy

@article{McCarthy2012AntiNMDARE,
  title={Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with associated catatonia during pregnancy},
  author={Allan McCarthy and Jennifer Dineen and Peter Mckenna and Mary Keogan and Jessica M Sheehan and Timothy Lynch and Killian Patrick O’Rourke},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={259},
  pages={2632-2635}
}
Anti-NMDA-R encephalitis has been described as a cause of acute psychosis in young females. It is rare during pregnancy. We describe a primigravida 32-year-old woman with acute onset psychosis during the first trimester. Eight weeks after becoming pregnant, the patient became psychotic with associated catatonia and autonomic disturbance. Serum anti-NMDA-R antibodies were found. She responded to plasma exchange. At caesarean section, a healthy baby boy was born and a benign mature cystic… CONTINUE READING
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