Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

An unusual case of acute psychosis in an adolescent.
Acta Clin Belg. 2013 Mar-Apr; 68(2):138-9.AC

Abstract

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a severe form of encephalitis that has been identified within the context of acute neuropsychiatric manifestations. We report the case of an 18-year-old adolescent referred for a first episode of acute psychosis. The clinical picture rapidly deteriorated to a state of catatonia, decreased consciousness and autonomic instability. Detection of highly positive anti-NMDA-R antibodies confirmed the diagnosis of anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. Immunosuppressive treatment and repeated plasma exchange resulted in slow recovery. The literature on diagnosis and treatment of this specific type of encephalitis is reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Intensive Care, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium. Lies.verfaillie@uzbrussel.beNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23967726

Citation

Verfaillie, L, et al. "An Unusual Case of Acute Psychosis in an Adolescent." Acta Clinica Belgica, vol. 68, no. 2, 2013, pp. 138-9.
Verfaillie L, Bissay V, Vanderbruggen N, et al. An unusual case of acute psychosis in an adolescent. Acta Clin Belg. 2013;68(2):138-9.
Verfaillie, L., Bissay, V., Vanderbruggen, N., Van Eetvelde, E., Honoré, P. M., & Spapen, H. (2013). An unusual case of acute psychosis in an adolescent. Acta Clinica Belgica, 68(2), 138-9.
Verfaillie L, et al. An Unusual Case of Acute Psychosis in an Adolescent. Acta Clin Belg. 2013 Mar-Apr;68(2):138-9. PubMed PMID: 23967726.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual case of acute psychosis in an adolescent. AU - Verfaillie,L, AU - Bissay,V, AU - Vanderbruggen,N, AU - Van Eetvelde,E, AU - Honoré,P M, AU - Spapen,H, PY - 2013/8/24/entrez PY - 2013/8/24/pubmed PY - 2013/9/21/medline SP - 138 EP - 9 JF - Acta clinica Belgica JO - Acta Clin Belg VL - 68 IS - 2 N2 - Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a severe form of encephalitis that has been identified within the context of acute neuropsychiatric manifestations. We report the case of an 18-year-old adolescent referred for a first episode of acute psychosis. The clinical picture rapidly deteriorated to a state of catatonia, decreased consciousness and autonomic instability. Detection of highly positive anti-NMDA-R antibodies confirmed the diagnosis of anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. Immunosuppressive treatment and repeated plasma exchange resulted in slow recovery. The literature on diagnosis and treatment of this specific type of encephalitis is reviewed. SN - 1784-3286 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23967726/An_unusual_case_of_acute_psychosis_in_an_adolescent_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2143/ACB.3252 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -