Sporadic encephalitis lethargica: a case treated successfully with ECT

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. Spring 1995;7(2):237-9. doi: 10.1176/jnp.7.2.237.

Abstract

A patient who presented with seizures, opisthotonos, catatonia, and autonomic dysfunction developed features consistent with sporadic encephalitis lethargica. She received a course of ECT and had full recovery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Catatonia / diagnosis
  • Catatonia / therapy*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy*
  • Encephalitis, Arbovirus / diagnosis
  • Encephalitis, Arbovirus / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / therapy*
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome / therapy