Electroconvulsive therapy in a pediatric patient with malignant catatonia and paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis

Andrew Lee, David B. Glick, Stephen H. Dinwiddie*

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Abstract

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is a rare disorder that can cause memory loss, confusion, personality change, cognitive dysfunction, and psychosis. We present a case of an 11-year-old girl who was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy for a catatonic state associated with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis caused by an ovarian teratoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Ovarian teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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