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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 213-216

An autopsy case of suspected anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis

1 Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office, Tokyo, Japan
2 Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office; Department of Forensic Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
3 National Hospital Organization Shimofusa Psychiatric Medical Center, Chiba, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Kino Hayashi
Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office, 4-21-18, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfsm.jfsm_59_18

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N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a rare type of autoimmune limbic encephalitis. Herein, we report an autopsy case of highly suspected anti-NMDAR encephalitis, based on the patient's past psychiatric history and autopsy findings of bilateral hippocampal sclerosis and ovarian teratoma. We found that it can be difficult to accurately diagnose autoimmune encephalitis at postmortem forensic autopsy without a case history and background information.

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