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Normal-pressure hydrocephalus presenting with psychiatric symptoms

E Groenewald, J Alexander Joska, S Rothemeyer

Abstract


A 62-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of psychiatric symptoms. These were preceded by cognitive deterioration, urinary incontinence and an abnormal gait. A diagnosis of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) was made, and the patient improved after surgery.


Authors' affiliations

E Groenewald, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

J Alexander Joska, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

S Rothemeyer, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus; Psychiatric symptoms

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(2):162. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i2.10512

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-01-04
Date published: 2016-01-11

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