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Catch Smells That Aren’t There: A Case Report

This case report is related from a 54 years old woman who presented with a 1,5-month history of unpleasant smell senses. According to her complaints, her life has been changed due to unpleasant smells. In the examination of mental condition, her attitude has been partial harmonious, speech has been preservative, the affect has been apathetic and irritable, attention deficit, she has had hallucinations on smell milk and animal, had thoughts on self-harming due to her smell, marching ataxia and coreiform movements have been present.

The patient’s family revealed that she has had a previous diagnosis of Huntington’s disease; there has been also a family history. The patient has been admitted to the psychiatric inpatient unit. After 25 days of hospitalization, the amount of hallucinations has decreased considerably. Treatment has been regulated and as pimozide 2 mg, sertraline 50 mg and olanzapine 15 mg.

Author(s): Ferda Apa, İ Osman Özdel

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