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Neurocase. 2008;14(5):385-9. doi: 10.1080/13554790802385418. Epub 2008 Sep 27.

Pathological gambling, delusional parasitosis and adipsia as a post-haemorrhagic syndrome: a case report.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, Ospedale San Giovanni di Dio, ASL 8, Universita di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. lgr.floris@tiscali.it

Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 70-year-old male who developed a peculiar syndrome characterized by pathological gambling (PG), delusional parasitosis and adipsia with mild frontal symptoms. Onset of the syndrome followed a cerebral haematoma involving hypothalamic and bilateral ventromedial prefrontal areas. The potential manifestation of PG following a lesion in the above areas may contribute towards furthering the understanding of pathological conditions underlying this disorder.

PMID:
18821269
DOI:
10.1080/13554790802385418
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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