Fabry's disease and psychosis: causality or coincidence?

Gairing, S; Wiest, R; Metzler, S; Theodoridou, A; Hoff, P (2011). Fabry's disease and psychosis: causality or coincidence? Psychopathology, 44(3), pp. 201-4. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000322794

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A 21-year-old female with Fabry's disease (FD) presented acute psychotic symptoms such as delusions, auditory hallucinations and formal thought disorders. Since the age of 14, she had suffered from various psychiatric symptoms increasing in frequency and intensity. We considered the differential diagnoses of prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia and organic schizophrenia-like disorder. Routine examinations including cognitive testing, electroencephalography and structural magnetic resonance imaging revealed no pathological findings. Additional structural and functional imaging demonstrated a minor CNS involvement of FD, yet without functional limitations. In summary our examination results support the thesis that in the case of our patient a mere coincidence of FD and psychotic symptoms is more likely than a causal connection.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

UniBE Contributor:

Wiest, Roland

ISSN:

0254-4962

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:13

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000322794

PubMed ID:

21412034

Web of Science ID:

000289338600009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2930 (FactScience: 205916)

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