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Differential diagnosis of hallucinations in a patient with myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  24307978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We present the case of a 63-year-old woman with comorbidity of myasthenia gravis and psychosis. Different diagnostic hypotheses based on a review of the literature are discussed. A protracted history of physical spousal abuse, patient symptoms, and results of different investigations allowed us to conclude that the patient had a form of posttraumatic stress disorder with secondary psychotic features. Psychosis due to myasthenia gravis is rarely seen, and it remains unclear what is the pathophysiology, if any, for such an association. The present case highlights the difficulties the physician faces in disentangling psychosis as a potential manifestation of myasthenia gravis itself versus being caused by a medical side effect of treatment, or psychosis due to a distinct co-occurring neurologic or psychiatric condition.
Authors:
Sami Ouanes; Yosr Hizem; Mouna Ben Djebara; Imen Kacem; Amina Gargouri; Riadh Gouider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Innovations in clinical neuroscience     Volume:  10     ISSN:  2158-8333     ISO Abbreviation:  Innov Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-05     Completed Date:  2013-12-05     Revised Date:  2014-08-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101549695     Medline TA:  Innov Clin Neurosci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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