Rehabilitation for a child with recalcitrant anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis: case report and literature review

@inproceedings{Guo2014RehabilitationFA,
  title={Rehabilitation for a child with recalcitrant anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis: case report and literature review},
  author={Yao-Hong Guo and T S Kuan and Pei-Chun Hsieh and Wei-Chih Lien and Chun-Kai Chang and Yu-Ching Lin},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2014}
}
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (anti-NMDA) receptor encephalitis is a newly recognized, potentially fatal, but treatable autoimmune disease. Good outcome predictors include milder severity of symptoms, no need for intensive care unit admission, early aggressive immunotherapy, and prompt tumor removal. We report a case of a young girl aged 3 years 2 months and diagnosed as recalcitrant anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis without any underlying neoplasm. The patient had initial symptoms of behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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