Limbic encephalitis with antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase presenting with brainstem symptoms


İNCECİK F. , Herguner O. M. , Yildizdas D. , Horoz O., BESEN S.

ANNALS OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY, cilt.18, ss.243-245, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0972-2327.150628
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.243-245

Özet

Limbic encephalitis (LE) is a neurological syndrome that may present in association with cancer, infection, or as an isolate clinical condition often accompanying autoimmune disorders. LE associated with glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies (anti-GAD) is rare in children. Here, we characterized the clinical and laboratory features of a patient presenting with brainstem involvement with non-paraneoplastic LE associated with anti-GAD antibodies. In our patient, after plasma exchange, we determined a dramatic improvement of the neurological deficits.