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COJ Biomedical Science & Research

Early Diagnosis of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (Anti-NMDAR) Encephalitis with Predominant Cognitive Symptoms: A Case Study

Submission: March 13, 2023; Published: April 04, 2023

Volume2 Issue3
April , 2023


Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an autoimmune syndrome primarily affecting young women and often associated with bilateral ovarian teratoma. As the hallmark clinical manifestations of this condition are neuropsychiatric symptoms, the diagnosis is often delayed, potentially leading to irreversible brain damage. We present the unique case of a 30-year-old female with an acute emergence of memory impairment ultimately diagnosed as caused by anti-NMDAR encephalitis and highlight the potential use of cognitive assessment as a sensitive tool for analyzing the clinical course and prognosis of autoimmune mediated encephalitis.

Keywords:Anti-NMDAR autoimmune encephalitis; Recognition; Familiarity; Recollection

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