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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Relapsing–remitting type multiple sclerosis with olfactory hallucinosis and secondary delusions
  1. Jae H Choi1,
  2. Ulrich W Preuss2
  1. 1
    Columbia University, Neurology, NI 524, 710 W 168th Street, Neurological Institute, New York, 10032, USA
  2. 2
    Martin Luther University, Psychiatry, Julius Kuehn Strasse 7, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, 06112, Germany
  1. Jae H Choi, jhc2117{at}


Multiple sclerosis is frequently associated with psychiatric symptoms. In more than 50% of the patients symptoms of affective disorder or cognitive decline are observed. A significantly smaller proportion of these individuals develop psychotic symptoms usually during the course of the disease. In this report the rare clinical case of a woman who developed olfactory hallucinations and delusional disorder after 13 years of relapsing-remitting type multiple sclerosis is described.

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