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Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with associated catatonia during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22752087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Anti-NMDA-R encephalitis has been described as a cause of acute psychosis in young females. It is rare during pregnancy. We describe a primigravida 32-year-old woman with acute onset psychosis during the first trimester. Eight weeks after becoming pregnant, the patient became psychotic with associated catatonia and autonomic disturbance. Serum anti-NMDA-R antibodies were found. She responded to plasma exchange. At caesarean section, a healthy baby boy was born and a benign mature cystic teratoma was removed from the left ovary. Catatonia associated with psychosis may occur in pregnancy secondary to anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. Prompt and aggressive treatment can lead to a good outcome for both baby and mother.
A McCarthy; J Dineen; P McKenna; M Keogan; J Sheehan; T Lynch; K O'Rourke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1459     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0423161     Medline TA:  J Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 57 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland,
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