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Childhood Onset of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis Without Teratoma Masquerading as a Psychotic Disorder
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2019; 30(3): 127-131
Published online July 1, 2019
© 2019 Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Tae-Sung Yeum, Jung Lee, Sung-Yeol Park, Yaelim Joen, and Bung-Nyun Kim

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Bung-Nyun Kim, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2072-3647, Fax: +82-2-747-5774, E-mail: kbn1@snu.ac.kr
Received December 14, 2018; Revised March 12, 2019; Accepted March 26, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Many neurologic disorders manifest as psychiatric symptoms. Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune disease of the brain characterized by numerous neurological and psychiatric features. Despite being rare, its prevalence is rapidly increasing and early management is critical in ensuring successful and sustainable recovery. Therefore, the illness should be considered as a differential diagnosis when clinically assessing patients. This report presents a case of a female child who was hospitalized for acute psychiatric manifestations, which was later confirmed as anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. She recovered relatively successfully after combined neurological and psychiatric treatment. This report provides information on the clinical course of early onset anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, including treatment strategy and prognosis.
Keywords : Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis; N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors; Rituximab


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