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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 812035, 4 pages
Case Report

GABAB Encephalitis: A Fifty-Two-Year-Old Man with Seizures, Dysautonomia, and Acute Heart Failure

Department of Neurology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Received 5 September 2015; Accepted 21 October 2015

Academic Editor: Mehmet Turgut

Copyright © 2015 Matthew C. Loftspring et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Autoantibodies to the -aminobutyric acid receptor, subtype B (), are a known cause of limbic encephalitis. The spectrum of clinical manifestations attributable to this antibody is not well defined at the present time. Here we present a case of encephalitis presenting with encephalopathy, status epilepticus, dysautonomia, and acute heart failure. To our knowledge, heart failure and dysautonomia have not yet been reported with this syndrome.