Journal of the Scientific Society

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--45

Mania with malignant catatonia due to nonpara neoplastic Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-Receptor encephalitis in a 29-year-old female – A rare entity


Sunny Garg, Alka Chauhan 
 Department of Psychiatry, Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunny Garg
S/O Sh. Suresh Kumar, Garg Machinery Store, Pillu Khera Mandi, Jind - 126 113, Haryana
India

Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis is a rare neurological autoimmune encephalitis. Its symptoms may mimic psychosis as this disease is neurological disorder in psychiatric costume. Disparity in clinical symptoms and nonsupportive laboratory investigations except the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis delays the diagnosis. We presented a case of 29-year-old female with psychiatric symptoms such as suspiciousness, decreased sleep, and boastfulness. Within few days, the patient developed neurological symptoms like seizures, disorientation, while the patient was on antipsychotic and benzodiazepines. Her symptoms worsened and the patient entered into the catatonic phase of the illness along with autonomic instability. We reached a positive diagnosis of Anti-NMDA encephalitis through CSF analysis. The patient recovered completely with the help of immunotherapy and intensive cognitive rehabilitation. This case emphasizes the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the management, early detection, and adequate treatment of this challenging illness for the better outcome of the patient.


How to cite this article:
Garg S, Chauhan A. Mania with malignant catatonia due to nonpara neoplastic Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-Receptor encephalitis in a 29-year-old female – A rare entity.J Sci Soc 2021;48:41-45


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Garg S, Chauhan A. Mania with malignant catatonia due to nonpara neoplastic Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-Receptor encephalitis in a 29-year-old female – A rare entity. J Sci Soc [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 28 ];48:41-45
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