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Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Acute-on-chronic Subdural Hematoma in a Lady with Learning Disability: A Case Report

Date: 5 May 2017

MJP Online Code: MJP-01-06-16

Section: Case Report

Authors: Chua SY1, Seed HF1, Thong KS2, Yeoh CM1

Institutions: 1Hospital Sentosa, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

2Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Keywords: Neuropsychiatry, Chronic Subdural Hematoma, Learning Disability, Malaysia

Abstract: Chronic subdural hematoma manifests differently and may mimic the presentation of psychiatric illnesses. Many a time, physicians are quick to judge that new onset of psychiatric symptoms is due to the worsening of the existing psychiatric illness. We reported a case of a lady with learning disability presenting with neuropsychiatric symptoms who was found to have an acute-on-chronic subdural hematoma. We discussed regarding the new onset of neuropsychiatric features seen in patients with chronic subdural hematoma and its management.

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