Catatonia induced by idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis

Fumiaki Ito, Naohiro Kondo, Setsu Fukushima, Kazumasa Suzuki, Shuichi Awata, Hiroo Matsuoka

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We describe the case of a 63-year-old woman with catatonia induced by idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP). The patient was treated for IHP with prednisolone for approximately 1 year. When she presented with catatonia, no significant changes could be detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared with the previous imaging results; electroencephalography (EEG) revealed a delta-wave focus over the left frontotemporal region. High-dose steroid therapy was effective in resolving the catatonic symptomatology and EEG abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447.e7-447.e10
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Catatonia
  • Hypertrophic pachymeningitis
  • Psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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