Case presentation of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in a 4-year-old boy

Daniel A. Gbadero, Emmanuel O. Adegbite, Jean Baptist LePichon, Tina M. Slusher

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We report a case of a 4-year-old boy from Oyo, Nigeria, presenting with prolonged seizures and coma with the subsequent development of oro-lingual-facial dyskinesia with frequent tongue thrusting, dysconjugate gaze and choreoathetoid movements of the limbs because of autoimmune encephalitis consistent with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of tropical pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the understanding and cooperation of the mother of our patient who gave her full consent on the publication of this report and permitted the use of his photographs and paediatric staff at Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.


  • Encephalitis
  • N-methyl D-aspartate
  • Receptors
  • Seizures

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