Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 349--351

Relapsing Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis after a gap of eight years in a girl from North-East India


Ashok Kumar Kayal, Marami Das, Suvorit Bhowmick, Baiakmenlang Synmon 
 Department of Neurology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Suvorit Bhowmick
House Number 6, Third Floor, Rupali Path, Roop Nagar Road, Guwahati - 781 032, Assam
India

It has been just 7 years since the discovery of anti-NMDAR encephalitis as distinct immune-mediated encephalitis and we have such cases being reported from our country. Herein, we describe a case of a 13-year-old girl who had relapsing encephalitis consisting of multiple types of difficult-to-control seizures, abnormal behavior, language disintegration, memory loss and abnormal movements eight years after the first clinical attack. In 2005, when she was 5 yearsold, anti-NMDAR encephalitis was not yet discovered and she was provisionally diagnosed as a case of viral encephalitis. During her second attack in 2013, antibodies against NMDAR were demonstrated by immunofluoresence in serum (1:10). This is the first report from our country of a case of relapsing anti-NMDAR encephalitis of such a long duration, successfully treated by immunotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Kayal AK, Das M, Bhowmick S, Synmon B. Relapsing Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis after a gap of eight years in a girl from North-East India.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2014;17:349-351


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Kayal AK, Das M, Bhowmick S, Synmon B. Relapsing Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis after a gap of eight years in a girl from North-East India. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Aug 20 ];17:349-351
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