BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2651
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Temporal lobe lesions and psychosis in multiple sclerosis

  1. A S Zigmond
  1. Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, West Yorkshire, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Yadav, aakanksha{at}


Lesions in the temporal lobe are associated with psychiatric manifestations in multiple sclerosis. The authors describe this case of a young man with multiple sclerosis who presented with first-episode psychosis and had acute lesions in the temporal lobe. He was successfully treated with olanzapine and β-interferon.


  • Competing interests None.

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