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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 20, Issue 1-2, Pages 61-64
Clinical Note

Capgras Syndrome and Unilateral Spatial Neglect in Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

L. Christine Turtzo,1 Jonathan T. Kleinman,2,3 and Rafael H. Llinas2

1Department of Neurology, University of Conneticutt, Storrs, CT, USA
2Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
3School of Medicine, Standford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Received 12 May 2009; Accepted 12 May 2009

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation and the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nonconvulsive status epilepticus can manifest as personality changes and psychosis. We report an 87-year-old right-handed male presenting with both Capgras syndrome and severe unilateral spatial neglect during nonconvulsive status epilepticus. After treatment of his seizures, his Capgras syndrome and hemispatial neglect resolved. This case illustrates a report of the confluence of Capgras syndrome and documented hemispatial neglect in nonconvulsive status epilepticus only reported once previously [1].