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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-159

Dementia with Lewy bodies: Enigmatic presentation

1 Psychiatry Residency Program, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Oman
2 Department of Behavioral Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

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Ahmed Al-Harrasi
Department of Behavioral Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, P.O. Box 38, Al-Khod
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-0738.112847

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Illness may present clinically in different ways causing misdiagnosis of the case and inappropriate treatment; an example of this is dementia with Lewy bodies. This neurodegenerative disorder has overlapping features with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease dementia, which tends to confuse the clinician to arrive at the right diagnosis. It is important that clinicians update their knowledge of the diagnostic criteria of dementia with Lewy bodies in order to provide suitable pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for its cognitive, neuropsychiatric, motor and sleep disturbances without causing distressing side effects by inappropriate drug prescription. This article will describe a case of dementia with Lewy bodies with literature review.

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