Limbic Encephalitis Revealing an Ovarian Teratoma: A Case Report

Raja Amine1, Alaissi Mohamed1 & Boubakar Charra1,2*

1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University hospital of Casablanca, Morocco
2Rue des Hopitaux, Casablanca, Morocco

Dr. Boubakar Charra, Rue des Hopitaux & Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University hospital of Casablanca, Morocco.

Keywords: Ovarian Teratoma; Encephalitis; Antibodies


Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate encephalitis is a recently discovered disease of paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis. It largely affects young women and is often associated with an ovarian teratoma. Their severity often requires hospitalization in the intensive care unit due to consciousness and severe dysautonomic disorders. We describe the case of severe acute limbic Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate encephalitis revealing an ovarian teratoma.

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