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Psychiatry Investigation 2006;3(2):95-8.
A Case of Hypoparathyroidism with Intracranial Calcification, Epileptic Seizure, Psychosis, and Criminal Violence
Bom Sang Lee, MD, PhD
Kam Ram Won Neurosychiatric Hospital, Okcheon, South Korea
Abstract

The case of a 38 year-old single black male who suffers from primary idiopathic hypoparathyroidism with intracranial calcification, epileptic seizure, schizophrenia like psychosis of epilepsy, mild dementia, choreoathetoid movements, substance abuse, and who committed criminal violence, rape, is described. He had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia, chronic schizophrenia with epilepsy, and Fahr's syndrome, but the diagnosis of Fahr's syndrome was later changed to primary idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. The close correlation between his criminal violence and neuropsychiatric disorders, including epilepsy, and epileptic psychosis, as well as his substance abuse, is discussed.

Key words   Primary idiopathic hypoparathyroidism;Intracranial calcification;Seizure;Psychosis;Violence.
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