Autoimmune neurology: Co-occurrence of anti-NMDAR encephalitis and anti-MOG associated disease, report of a case

Journal of neuroimmunology

J Neuroimmunol. 2021 Sep 15;358:577663. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577663. Epub 2021 Jul 18.

ABSTRACT

We report the case of a patient with symptoms of anti-NMDAR encephalitis and anti-MOG associated disease simultaneously, in whom the identification of antibodies guided to a more aggressive treatment strategy, resulting in a good clinical outcome. MRI is an important tool to diagnose this kind of patients. The co-occurrence of both diseases in infrequent, but atypical symptoms should increase our awareness of the possibility of an overlap syndrome.

PMID:34298340 | DOI:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577663

Authors

César Caparó-Zamalloa
Kelvin Álvarez-Toledo
César Yamunaque-Chunga
Sheila Castro-Suarez
Erik Guevara-Silva
Victor Osorio-Marcatinco
María Meza-Vega