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Title: Lujan-Fryns syndrome in the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia
Authors: De Hert, Marc ×
Steemans, D
Theys, Paul
Fryns, Jean-Pierre
Peuskens, Joseph #
Issue Date: Oct-1996
Series Title: American Journal of Medical Genetics vol:67 issue:2 pages:212-214
Abstract: Schizophrenia is considered to be a heterogenous disorder. Different etiopathological mechanism can be attributed to a similar clinical picture as described in DSM-III-R criteria. We present a case of a young man diagnosed on different occasions as schizophrenic with mild mental retardation. Clinical examination revealed signs and symptoms most compatible with the diagnosis of Lujan-Fryns syndrome, an X-linked mental retardation syndrome with marfanoid features, frequently associated with psychotic or other psychiatric symptoms. In all patients with symptoms of schizophrenia and mental retardation Lujan-Fryns syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
ISSN: 0148-7299
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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