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Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis in an older patient presenting with a rapid onset of delusions and amnesia


We present the case of a 77-year-old patient with a rapid onset of delusions, amnesia, agitation, insomnia and no previous psychiatric history, who was diagnosed with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis. This case report highlights the importance of including autoimmune encephalitis in the differential diagnosis of older patients presenting with rapid onset psychiatric episodes.

  • neurology (drugs and medicines)
  • psychiatry (drugs and medicines)
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