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NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis presenting as Transient Epileptic Amnesia

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Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA) is a subtype of temporal lobe epilepsy, typically presenting in a person's early 60s, and of unknown aetiology. Encephalitis caused by antibodies to NMDA receptors (NMDARE) has not previously been documented in TEA. We describe a 47-year-old male who satisfied criteria for TEA, but given his atypical symptoms, was also screened for autoimmune epilepsy. High levels of serum NMDAR antibodies were found, suggesting NMDARE. Immunosuppressive treatment gradually e...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jneuroim.2019.01.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Neuroimmunology Journal website
Volume:
327
Pages:
41-43
Publication date:
2019-01-22
Acceptance date:
2019-01-21
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ISSN:
1872-8421 and 0165-5728
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English
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pubs:969173
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uuid:c7945518-4404-46f6-be1f-89c95d2c784b
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pubs:969173
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2019-02-07

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