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Düşünen Adam. 2012; 25(2): 183-186

Comorbidity of schizophrenia and Kallmann’s Syndrome: a case report

Bahadır Bakım, Ersin Türkyılmaz, Oğuz Karamustafalıoğlu, Onur Tankaya, Burcu Göksan Yavuz.

Kallmann’s Syndrome (KS) is a genetic disorder characterized by hypogonadotropic hypogonadism accompanied by anosmia or hyposmia. In addition, various abnormalities may be seen including anomalies in skeletal system, abnormal eye movements, congenital ptosis, impairment in hearing, agenesis of corpus callosum and of kidneys and of one or more teeth. There is only one case report in the literature considering the comorbidity of KS and schizophrenia. Studies of shared genes by both disorders were also reported. In this case report, a male patient with schizophrenia and KS is presented and discussed in the light of the literature.

Key words: Schizophrenia, Kallmann’s Syndrome, anosmia

Article Language: Turkish English

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