Pseudo-piano playing motions and nocturnal hypoventilation in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: response to prompt tumor removal and immunotherapy.

@article{Uchino2011PseudopianoPM,
  title={Pseudo-piano playing motions and nocturnal hypoventilation in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: response to prompt tumor removal and immunotherapy.},
  author={Akiko Uchino and Takahiro Iizuka and Yoshiaki Urano and Masahide Arai and Atsuko Hara and Junichi Hamada and Ryuichi Hirose and J. L. Dalmau and Hideki Mochizuki},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={627-30}
}
Tumor resection is recommended in anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis, however it is often difficult during an early stage of the disease. We report here the efficacy of early tumor removal in a patient with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. This 21-year-old woman was admitted to another hospital with rapidly progressive psychiatric symptoms, a decreased level of consciousness, and seizures. Abdominal CT showed a pelvic mass. On day 1 of admission to our center, she developed… CONTINUE READING

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