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A case report of exhibitionist behaviour revealing unsuspected Huntington's disease: a pitfall in forensic medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18761317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the case of a patient who was recently convicted for exhibitionism whose clinical assessment suggested undiagnosed Huntington's disease. We summarise the clinical characteristics, the genetics involved and the diagnostic difficulties which can be encountered. Finally, we discuss the implications of this diagnosis in forensic medicine.
Authors:
Karl Mondon; Emilie Beaufils; Aurélie Marqué; Bertrand de Toffol; Thierry Constans; Caroline Hommet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1752-928X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  2012-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre Mémoire de Ressource et de Recherche, Hôpital Bretonneau, CHU Tours, Tours, France. karl.mondon@med.univ-tours.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Exhibitionism*
Humans
Huntington Disease / diagnosis*,  genetics
Male
Nerve Tissue Proteins / genetics
Neurologic Examination
Nuclear Proteins / genetics
Trinucleotide Repeats / genetics
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HTT protein, human; 0/Nerve Tissue Proteins; 0/Nuclear Proteins

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