Mary Washington Doctor Featured on 'Monsters Inside Me' Show
Neurologist Christopher A. Kobet, MD, diagnosed a little-known neurological disorder.
Kiera Echols was suffering from inexplicable hallucinations and had been misdiagnosed twice. Then she met Dr. Christopher Kobet, a movement disorder neurologist with Mary Washington Health Center’s Rappahannock Neurology Specialists.
The then 21-year-old Echols was at University of Cincinnati (UC) Health University Hospital in 2009 when Dr. Kobet was a fourth-year neurology resident. According to a news release, Dr. Kobet diagnosed Echols’ condition as a neurological disorder called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
The story will be featured on Animal Planet’s “Monsters Inside Me” series on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the episode, “My Daughter is Losing Her Mind.”
"The segment will recount how Kobet diagnosed a little-known neurological disorder as the cause of a woman’s unexplained delusions," according to a press release from Mary Washington Healthcare.
Dr. Kobet, along with Echols and her family, believe her story will help educate doctors and the public about a treatable condition that was discovered only five years ago.
View a clip from the “Monsters Inside Me” episode at http://neurology.mwhc.com.