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Acute neuropsychiatric manifestations of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis

Kumar, Rajeev; Gunaratne, Dharshanie; Khan, Salman; Crawford, Kerry; Cook, Matthew; Tuck, Roger


Autoimmune limbic encephalitis (ALE) is a well-characterized neuropsychiatric syndrome with associated neuroimaging and immunological diagnostic markers.1 Importantly, because of the predominant psychiatric symptoms in a majority of patients, most patients are seen initially by psychiatrists.2 Immune-mediated encephalitis can be paraneoplastic and several antibodies to onconeural antigens have been identified.3 A relatively new clinical subsyndrome of ALE has been identified in young women,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-05-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian psychiatry 21.3 (2013):279-280
DOI: 10.1177/1039856213476122


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