Catatonia and Psychosis as Manifestations of Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

Rosado, Steeve Neves and Silveira, Vera and Reis, Ana Isabel and Gordinho, André and Noronha, Carla (2018) Catatonia and Psychosis as Manifestations of Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (6). ISSN 2284-2594

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Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease, most commonly presenting with sicca symptoms—xerostomia and xerophthalmia. Up to one-half of affected individuals also develop extra-glandular involvement. Early diagnosis is important to prevent further complications. This paper describes an atypical case of SS in a 21-year-old woman who presented first with neuropsychiatric symptoms and fever. She was diagnosed and treated for a presumed psychotic episode. However, because she remained febrile, a thorough investigation resulted in the challenging diagnosis of SS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sjögren’s syndrome, neuropsychiatric manifestations, catatonia, psychosis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 11:01

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