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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 19 (2008), Issue 4, Pages 199-200
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/149086
Case Report

Delusion of Pregnancy in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration with Motor Neurone Disease (FTLD/MND)

A. J. Larner

Cognitive Function Clinic, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK

Received 16 December 2008; Accepted 16 December 2008

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Abstract

Psychotic phenomena such as delusions and hallucinations are rare in frontotemporal dementia syndromes but have recently been recognised as an early feature in some cases of frontotemporal lobar degeneration with motor neurone disease (FTLD/MND). A patient with delusion of pregnancy as an early feature of FTLD/MND is presented to illustrate the need to consider neurodegenerative disease as well as primary psychiatric disorder as the underlying cause of this striking symptom.