Open Access Case Report

Anti-NMDA Encephalitis Cases Secondary to Teratoma and Pregnancy

Robert Perna*

Clinical Neuropsychologist, TIRR Memorial Hermann, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 24, 2018;  Published Date: October 12, 2018


Anti-NMDA receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis frequently develops in young women [1] and can be related to an autoimmune reaction to pregnancy or an ovarian teratoma. Severe new onset psychiatric symptoms and/or seizures in young adult women should warrant a potential NMDAR encephalitis differential diagnosis. This manuscript describes two cases of NMDAR encephalitis, one in an individual in the 8th week of gestation and the other case involves encephalitis secondary to ovarian teratoma. Both individuals required hospitalization, had residual short-term memory, and executive system dysfunction, and required post-acute brain injury rehabilitation.

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