Kleptomania in patients with neuro-behcet's disease
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CitationShugaiv E, Kiyat-Atamer A, Tuzun E, Kurtuncu M, Baral-Kulaksizoglu I, Demir-Akman G. Kleptomania in Patients with Neuro-Behcet's Disease. Medical Principles and Practice. 2013; 22: 550-5544. doi: 10.1159/000351798.
Objective: This study was conducted to characterize the prevalence and clinical features of kleptomania, an impulse control disorder, in patients with Behcet's disease involving the central nervous system. Subjects and Methods: Medical records of 350 patients with neuro-Behcet's disease were evaluated, and clinical and neuropsychological features of patients with kleptomania were noted. Results: Of the 350 neuro-Behcet's disease patients 6 (1.7%) had presented with symptoms that fulfilled the criteria of kleptomania according to the revised 4th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The 6 patients (5 men, 1 woman) had parenchymal lesions and had developed kleptomania during remission. Magnetic resonance imaging done on the 6 patients before the onset of kleptomania mostly revealed brainstem lesions. Psychiatric assessment did not show any comorbid psychiatric disorders and neuropsychological evaluation showed executive dysfunction in all patients. Conclusion: The 6 patients with kleptomania had developed a frontal lobe syndrome