Publication: Can Visual Hallucinations be among the Neuropsychological Manifestations of Systemic Mastocytosis?: A Geriatric Case
Yilmaz, Ugur Eser
Ercan, A. Cenk
Mast cells are considered sensors of environmental and emotional stress, exist in all body parts and are related to the pathway from stress to inflammation. Mastocytosis defines a rare disease characterized by the accumulation of abnormal mast cells in multiple organs. Here, we present a 77-year-old woman with a background of aggressive systemic mastocytosis who developed impaired cognition, depression, anxiety, visual hallucinations, delusions, and insomnia. Symptoms alleviated only after initiating midostaurin, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Systemic mastocytosis should be kept in mind when visual hallucinations are concomitant with chronic or recurrent multi-system disturbances and do not benefit from treatment as usual.
Kilic Ö., Yilmaz U. E. , Komesli Z., Ercan A. C. , Cetiner M., -Can Visual Hallucinations be among the Neuropsychological Manifestations of Systemic Mastocytosis?: A Geriatric Case-, PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.123-125, 2020