Here we report the case of Mrs. O., a 57 years-old woman presenting with mood disorder with psychotic symptoms developing strange skin lesions, ultimately leading to the suspected diagnosis of varicella-zoster encephalitis. The later appearance of a post-infectious acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy further confirmed the suspect. This case stresses the importance for not discarding a priori neurological diagnoses when facing with psychiatric patients, especially when atypical details are present

Tremolizzo, L., Tremolizzo, S., Beghi, M., Pini, E., Cerri, C., Ferrarese, C., et al. (2012). Mood disorder with psychotic symptoms and overlooked skin lesions: the strange case of Mrs. O. RIVISTA DI PSICHIATRIA, 47(5), 447-450 [10.1708/1175.13036].

Mood disorder with psychotic symptoms and overlooked skin lesions: the strange case of Mrs. O

TREMOLIZZO, LUCIO;BEGHI, MASSIMILIANO;PINI, ELENA;CERRI, CESARE GIUSEPPE;FERRARESE, CARLO;APPOLLONIO, ILDEBRANDO;CORNAGGIA, CESARE MARIA
2012

Abstract

Here we report the case of Mrs. O., a 57 years-old woman presenting with mood disorder with psychotic symptoms developing strange skin lesions, ultimately leading to the suspected diagnosis of varicella-zoster encephalitis. The later appearance of a post-infectious acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy further confirmed the suspect. This case stresses the importance for not discarding a priori neurological diagnoses when facing with psychiatric patients, especially when atypical details are present
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Skin Diseases; Humans; Mood Disorders; Psychotic Disorders; Middle Aged; Female
English
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Tremolizzo, L., Tremolizzo, S., Beghi, M., Pini, E., Cerri, C., Ferrarese, C., et al. (2012). Mood disorder with psychotic symptoms and overlooked skin lesions: the strange case of Mrs. O. RIVISTA DI PSICHIATRIA, 47(5), 447-450 [10.1708/1175.13036].
Tremolizzo, L; Tremolizzo, S; Beghi, M; Pini, E; Cerri, C; Ferrarese, C; Appollonio, I; Cornaggia, C
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