Ovarian teratoma-associated anti-NMDAR encephalitis in a 12-year-old girl

Soe, Lwin and Myat, San Yi and Mardiana, Kipli and Woon, SY and Tin, Moe Nwe and Wan Zuraida, Wan Azemi (2020) Ovarian teratoma-associated anti-NMDAR encephalitis in a 12-year-old girl. Med J Malaysia, 75 (6). pp. 731-733.

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aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) is one of the most commonautoimmune encephalitis syndromes and it is a serious andpotentially fatal pathology that occurs in young women. Thiscase report describes of a pediatric patient with anti-NMDARencephalitis. A-12-year-old girl presented with abnormalbehavior for one week came to Emergency Department ofSarawak General Hospital, Malaysia. She had psychoticspectrum symptoms including suicidal tendency. She wasdiagnosed with anti-NMDAR encephalitis as positiveantibody was seen in her cerebrospinal fluid. She wastreated with Injection Immunoglobulin. She turned out tohave teratoma which was successfully removed later. Herprogress was remarkable after the surgery with theImmunoglobulin. A multi-disciplinary team involving apsychiatrist, neurologist and gynaecologist liaised withintensivist to successfully manage the case and achieve thegood outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ovarian teratoma-associated, anti-NMDAR encephalitis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 07:03
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 07:03
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/33066

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