Schizophreniform psychosis in paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis

Nervenarzt. 1993 May;64(5):328-30.

[Schizophreniform psychosis in paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis].

[Article in German]


Universitäts-Nervenklinik, Neurologie, Homburg/Saar.


Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is seldom mentioned in the psychiatric literature and premortem diagnosis is rare. Affective symptoms, agitation, and memory impairment are the core features, which can predate the diagnosis of carcinoma. We report the case of a patient with bronchial carcinoma, whose clinical picture could hardly be distinguished from that of endogenous schizophrenia.

[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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