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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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SALAZAR-REINOSO, Fernando; SALTOS-MATA, Filadelfo; CEVALLOS-PLUAS, Julit  and  ROMERO-SANTANA, Gioconda. Anti-Nmda Receptor Encephalitis. Case Report And Review Of Literature. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.1, pp.165-170. ISSN 2631-2581.

Anti-NMDA Antibody encephalitis is an autoimmune entity characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against NMDA receptors. It is important to have in mind this entity, because it can be misdiagnosed initially due to its symptoms erroneously attributed to a psychiatric disorder, and diagnosis and treatment may be delayed. In this case report we describe a young woman who entered with neurological - psychiatric symptoms that simulate an acute schizophrenia and finally was diagnosed of autoimmune encephalitis.

Keywords : Encephalitis; anti-NMDAr; anti NMDA receptor; ovarian teratoma; autoimmune encephalitis; psychiatry.

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