Frégoli syndrome accompanied with prosopagnosia in a woman with a 40-year history of schizophrenia

Yasushi Moriyama, Taro Muramatsu, Motoichiro Kato, Masaru Mimura, Tomoko Akiyama, Haruo Kashima

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Abstract

A 68-year-old woman with schizophrenia after a cerebrovascular accident resulting in right medial temporal and occipital damage developed Frégoli syndrome. Neuropsychological testing revealed that she had impairment in facial recognition compatible with prosopagnosia. The Frégoli syndrome disappeared in three month when, remarkably, her prosopagnosia also disappeared. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that combination of hyperactivations of temporo-limbic connection and frontal dysfunction may account for the development of Frégoli syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalKeio Journal of Medicine
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Delusional misidentification syndrome
  • Frégoli syndrome
  • Fusiform gyrus
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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