publication . Article . Report . 2017

New Onset Insomnia in a Pediatric Patient: A Case of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Goldberg, Tamar N.; Cellucci, Michael F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Case Reports in Pediatrics, volume 2,017 (issn: 2090-6803, eissn: 2090-6811, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi
Abstract
Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is becoming more widely recognized as a cause of encephalopathy in both adults and children. Certain clinical features such as mood lability, movement disorders, speech dysfunction, seizures, and autonomic instability in a pediatric patient should prompt immediate concern and evaluation for autoimmune encephalitis among providers. We present the case of a pediatric patient with anti-NMDAR encephalitis in which the symptom prompting medical evaluation was insomnia. Insomnia has not previously been emphasized in the literature as a presenting feature of this disease in children and has a broad differential. Recognition of the symptoms of an...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: mental disorders
free text keywords: RJ1-570, Pediatrics, Case Report, Article Subject
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publication . Article . Report . 2017

New Onset Insomnia in a Pediatric Patient: A Case of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Goldberg, Tamar N.; Cellucci, Michael F.;