alexa Communicating Hydrocephalus Associated with Relapsing Anti-N-Methyl-DAspartate Receptor (NMDAR) Encephalitis in an Adolescent Girl
ISSN: 2165-7920

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Case Report

Communicating Hydrocephalus Associated with Relapsing Anti-N-Methyl-DAspartate Receptor (NMDAR) Encephalitis in an Adolescent Girl

Jayaprakash A* and Osama Al-Shuker
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Child Development Center/Windsor/Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Corresponding Author : Jayaprakash A Gosalakkal
Department of Paediatric Neurology
Child Development Center/Windsor/Leicester Royal Infirmary
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Tel: +44 300 303 1573
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 04, 2015; Accepted: January 22, 2016; Published: January 26, 2016
Citation: Jayaprakash A, Al-Shuker O (2016) Communicating Hydrocephalus Associated with Relapsing Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) Encephalitis in an Adolescent Girl. J Clin Case Rep 6:697. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000697
Copyright: © 2016 Jayaprakash A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Anti–N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is uncommon cause of immune mediated encephalopathy in children. It usually manifests as psychosis, seizures and dyskinesia. We describe an unusual association with the phenotype of this disease. An 11 year-old girl presented with psycho-behavioral disturbances, headache, fever and episodic disorientation few weeks after fever and upper respiratory tract infection. Her MRI showed communicating hydrocephalus. She was found to have positive anti-NMDAR antibodies. She underwent VP shunt followed by immunomodulatory therapy resulting in resolution of headache and substantial improvement of alertness and psycho-behavior. Several months later she relapsed and remission was induced by a repeated course of immunomodulatory therapy. This report illustrates the remarkable phenotypic variability in this condition. The diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis should be considered in patients who present with subacute or relapsing encephalopathy associated with communicating hydrocephalus.

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