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Capgras syndrome associated with limbic encephalitis in a patient with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Herval Ribeiro Soares; Wagner Cid Palmeira Cavalcante; Sebastião Nunes Martins; Jerusa Smid; Ricardo Nitrini;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Dementia & Neuropsychologia (issn: 1980-5764, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento
Abstract
We report the case of a patient with insidious onset and slowly progressive cognitive impairment, behavioral symptoms, temporal lobe seizures and delusional thoughts typical of delusional misidentification syndromes. Clinical presentation along with extensive diagnostic work-up revealed limbic encephalitis secondary to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The patient underwent immunotherapy with high-dose corticosteroid but no significant improvement was observed. No specific treatment for lymphoma was performed because the patient died of septic shock following a nosocomial respiratory infection. Delusional misidentification syndromes are an unusual and unique form o...
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free text keywords: síndrome de Capgras, encefalite límbica, linfoma, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Case Report, Capgras syndrome, limbic encephalitis, lymphoma, Multiple sclerosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Septic shock, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Respiratory infection, Temporal lobe, Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . Report . 2016

Capgras syndrome associated with limbic encephalitis in a patient with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Herval Ribeiro Soares; Wagner Cid Palmeira Cavalcante; Sebastião Nunes Martins; Jerusa Smid; Ricardo Nitrini;