Electroencephalographic findings in anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis in children: A series of 12 patients


YILDIRIM M., KONUŞKAN B., YALNIZOĞLU D., Topaloglu H., Erol I., Anlar B.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.78, pp.118-123, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.09.022
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-123
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (a-NMDARe) is an acute or subacute encephalopathy where electroencephalogram (EEG) is frequently obtained as part of the workup. Although no diagnostic EEG finding has been described so far, the definition of specific or typical patterns might help to distinguish this group among various encephalopathies of childhood. We examined EEG recordings of our patients with a-NMDARe in order to describe the most frequent findings.