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Recurrent opisthotonus in catatonia: An atypical presentation.
Indian J Med Sci. 2009 Nov; 63(11):512-6.IJ

Abstract

Opisthotonus is known to occur in tetanus, rabies, cerebral malaria, neurosyphilis, acute cerebral injury and other medical conditions. Opisthotonus, so far, has not been reported in any major psychiatric disorder. Authors report a case of recurrent opisthotonus presenting concurrently with other catatonic signs which showed dramatic response to combination of lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Clinicians should consider the possibility of catatonia in the differential diagnosis of opisthotonus since catatonia can be treated easily with benzodiazepines and ECT.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. manjunatha.adc@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20075553

Citation

Manjunatha, Narayana, et al. "Recurrent Opisthotonus in Catatonia: an Atypical Presentation." Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 63, no. 11, 2009, pp. 512-6.
Manjunatha N, Mehta UM, John P. Recurrent opisthotonus in catatonia: An atypical presentation. Indian J Med Sci. 2009;63(11):512-6.
Manjunatha, N., Mehta, U. M., & John, P. (2009). Recurrent opisthotonus in catatonia: An atypical presentation. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 63(11), 512-6. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5359.58881
Manjunatha N, Mehta UM, John P. Recurrent Opisthotonus in Catatonia: an Atypical Presentation. Indian J Med Sci. 2009;63(11):512-6. PubMed PMID: 20075553.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Recurrent opisthotonus in catatonia: An atypical presentation. AU - Manjunatha,Narayana, AU - Mehta,Urvakhsh Meherwan, AU - John,P, PY - 2010/1/16/entrez PY - 2010/1/16/pubmed PY - 2011/6/3/medline SP - 512 EP - 6 JF - Indian journal of medical sciences JO - Indian J Med Sci VL - 63 IS - 11 N2 - Opisthotonus is known to occur in tetanus, rabies, cerebral malaria, neurosyphilis, acute cerebral injury and other medical conditions. Opisthotonus, so far, has not been reported in any major psychiatric disorder. Authors report a case of recurrent opisthotonus presenting concurrently with other catatonic signs which showed dramatic response to combination of lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Clinicians should consider the possibility of catatonia in the differential diagnosis of opisthotonus since catatonia can be treated easily with benzodiazepines and ECT. SN - 1998-3654 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20075553/Recurrent_opisthotonus_in_catatonia:_An_atypical_presentation_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -