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2020 Sep 08

J Emerg Med

A Pounding Problem: A Case of Recurrent Headache Caused by Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis.



Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (Anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a serious autoimmune disease in which antibody production against the NMDA receptor results in profound neurotransmitter dysregulation. Patients may present with a wide variety of symptoms, including psychosis, orofacial dyskinesias, dysautonomia, hallucinations, mental status changes, seizures, and headaches.