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Vol 3, No 4 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2004-09-21
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The cancer delusion as a depression symptom initiating Alzheimer disease - diagnostic difficulties

Krzysztof Buczkowski, Ewa Ignaczak, Katarzyna Łachut
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(4):369-372.

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Vol 3, No 4 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine
Case reports
Published online: 2004-09-21

Abstract

Somatic complains are often seen in patients with depression. Its course might resemble the neoplastic process and lead to wide diagnostic attemps. A case study of a patient with depression in course of Alzheimer disease who demonstrated many somatic symptoms connected with delusion of cancer is presented. Such a case may cause diagnostic problems for physicians.

Abstract

Somatic complains are often seen in patients with depression. Its course might resemble the neoplastic process and lead to wide diagnostic attemps. A case study of a patient with depression in course of Alzheimer disease who demonstrated many somatic symptoms connected with delusion of cancer is presented. Such a case may cause diagnostic problems for physicians.
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Keywords

depression; neoplasm; Alzheimer disease

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Title

The cancer delusion as a depression symptom initiating Alzheimer disease - diagnostic difficulties

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 3, No 4 (2004): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

369-372

Published online

2004-09-21

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2004;3(4):369-372.

Keywords

depression
neoplasm
Alzheimer disease

Authors

Krzysztof Buczkowski
Ewa Ignaczak
Katarzyna Łachut

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