Anti-AMPA-Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as a Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder in a Young Woman with Turner Syndrome

Joint Authors

Perugi, G.
Quaranta, Giuseppe
Maremmani, Angelo Giovanni Icro

Source

Case Reports in Psychiatry

Issue

Vol. 2015, Issue 2015 (31 Dec. 2015), pp.1-5, 5 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2015-10-01

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

5

Main Subjects

Psychology
Medicine
Psychiatry

Abstract EN

Background.

Autoimmune encephalitis is a disorder characterised by the subacute onset of seizures, short-term memory loss, and psychiatric and behavioural symptoms.

Initially, it was recognised as a paraneoplastic disorder, but recently a subgroup of patients without systemic cancer was identified.

Case Description.

We describe a 20-year-old woman with Turner syndrome presenting with a treatment-resistant rapid cycling bipolar disorder with cognitive impairment.

She was diagnosed with anti-AMPA-receptor encephalitis.

She showed marked improvement after starting memantine and valproic acid.

Conclusion.

This case description emphasises the importance of timely recognition of autoimmune limbic encephalitis in patients with psychiatric manifestations and a possible predisposition to autoimmune conditions, in order to rule out malignancy and to quickly initiate treatment.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Quaranta, Giuseppe& Maremmani, Angelo Giovanni Icro& Perugi, G.. 2015. Anti-AMPA-Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as a Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder in a Young Woman with Turner Syndrome. Case Reports in Psychiatry،Vol. 2015, no. 2015, pp.1-5.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1059827

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Maremmani, Angelo Giovanni Icro…[et al.]. Anti-AMPA-Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as a Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder in a Young Woman with Turner Syndrome. Case Reports in Psychiatry No. 2015 (2015), pp.1-5.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1059827

American Medical Association (AMA)

Quaranta, Giuseppe& Maremmani, Angelo Giovanni Icro& Perugi, G.. Anti-AMPA-Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as a Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder in a Young Woman with Turner Syndrome. Case Reports in Psychiatry. 2015. Vol. 2015, no. 2015, pp.1-5.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1059827

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1059827