Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent)
© 2019, Copyright © 2019 Baylor University Medical Center. A 22-year-old woman presented with disorganized behaviors, restlessness, and subacute decline in mental status in the setting of stress. Extensive workup for autoimmune diseases disclosed positive anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antibodies. We recommend that fertility preservation should be discussed and stress management should be considered in patients with a history of anti-NMDA autoimmune encephalitis because this can help in preventing relapse.
Faculty; Northwell Resident; SOM Student
School of Medicine; Northwell Health