Clinical presentation of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor and anti-voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies in children: A series of 24 cases


Konuskan B., Yildirim M., Topaloglu H., Erol I., Oztoprak U., TAN H., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.22, no.1, pp.135-142, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Objective: The symptomatology and paraclinical findings of antibody-mediated encephalitis, a relatively novel disorder, are still being characterized in adults and children. A high index of suspicion is needed in order to identify these cases among children presenting with various neurological symptoms. The aim of this study is to examine the clinical, demographic and laboratory findings and outcome of children with anti-NMDAR and anti-VGKC encephalitis for any typical or distinctive features.