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Frontotemporal hypoperfusion detected by 99mTc HMPAO SPECT in a patient with olfactory reference syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16516069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is a rare psychiatric condition with an unclear etiology showing great interindividual variance in its course and treatment response. Although the core symptom of the disease is preoccupation with imagined body odor that persists despite reassurance, clinical presentations mimic various psychiatric illnesses. There have been several case reports of underlying general medical conditions related to ORS, such as epilepsy, arteriovenous malformation and substance abuse. However, to our knowledge, there has been no report on regional blood flow changes detected in patients with ORS. In this brief report, we present the case of a patient with ORS who underwent unnecessary surgery and was referred twice by surgeons. The phenomenology, nosological features and differential diagnosis of ORS are also discussed with regard to its relationship with affective disorders.
Numan Konuk; Levent Atik; Nuray Atasoy; Mehmet Birol Ugur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0163-8343     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-06     Completed Date:  2006-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Kozlu/Zonguldak 67600, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / blood supply*
Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime / diagnostic use*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Reg. No./Substance:
100504-35-6/Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime

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