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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2003 Jun;21(3):307-310. Korean. Case Report.
Hong JM , Sin SK , Bang OY , Huh K , Joo IS .
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Korea. isjoo@madang.ajou.ac.kr
Abstract

Lethal catatonia is a rare and fatal clinical syndrome. It has diverse etiologies, both functional and organic. We experienced a man with left hemiplegia and striking catatonia. Brain imaging showed a large right hemispheric infarction and hypoperfusion. Symptoms and signs of catatonia were markedly improved after treatment of dopa-agonist and benzodiazepine. This case suggests that right hemispheric infarction could be a possible cause of lethal catatonia, and supports earlier clinical literature relating catatonia and the parietal lobe.

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