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A clinical lesson: glioblastoma multiforme masquerading as depression in a chronic alcoholic

Habermeyer, B. and Weiland, M. and Mager, R. and Wiesbeck, G. A. and Wurst, F. M.. (2008) A clinical lesson: glioblastoma multiforme masquerading as depression in a chronic alcoholic. Alcohol and alcoholism, Vol. 43, H. 1. pp. 31-33.

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Abstract

AIMS: To highlight the need to consider other medical conditions when the presentation initially appears to be alcohol-related. METHOD: We report the case of a 34-year-old male alcoholic, who presented with clinical depression and later a delirious state, and was subsequently diagnosed to have a right frontal glioblastoma multiforme. CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatric patients, especially alcoholics, may present with physical and neurological symptoms in the emergency department, which are linked by the examiner to the toxic effects of alcohol. However, consideration should be given to the possibility that the symptoms are due to other severe medical conditions.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Lang)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Lang)
UniBasel Contributors:Wiesbeck, Gerhard A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
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Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0735-0414
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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