Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:313-6 | Number 4, August 2010
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis in a young woman with an ovarian tumour
Joyce WT Lo, Eric YC Leung, Betty LH Ng, MH Fu, KK Yip, Raymond TM Chan, CM Chang
Department of Medicine, Ruttonjee Hospital, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is characterised by psychiatric and neurological abnormalities and occurs in frequent association with ovarian teratoma. We report the first confirmed case of teratoma-associated anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis in Hong Kong in a young woman presenting with confusion and prominent dyskinesia, followed by a review of the current literature.
Key words: Encephalitis; Ovarian neoplasms; Paraneoplastic syndromes; Receptors, N-methyl-D-aspartate; Teratoma
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