Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis associated with intracranial Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection: a case report
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Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is a recently described paraneoplastic syndrome with prominent neuropsychiatric symptoms. Many of these cases are associated with neoplasma especially teratoma. In addition, a few of cases with anti-NMDAR antibodies triggered by viral infection have been reported, but never by parasitic infection. Here, we report a novel case of NMDA receptor encephalitis in a 51-year-old male related to the development of anti-NMDAR antibodies triggered by Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection.
KeywordsNMDA receptor encephalitis Angiostrongylus cantonensis Parasite
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