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The cerebral SPECT in the psychiatric dysfunctions in severe atopic dermatitis; El SPECT cerebral en los trastornos psiquiatricos de la dermatitis atopica severa

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Abstract

Introduction: Severe atopic dermatitis (AD) usually has a psychiatric component that may influence the course of the cutaneous symptoms. Functional neuroimaging could evidence brain dysfunctions in this kind of patients. Objective: Evaluate the presence and characteristics of cerebral perfusion changes in severe AD patients using SPECT. Materials and methods: 11 severe AD patients were subjected to clinical psychiatric evaluation and 99mTc-ECD SPECT. Results: 90.3% of the patients presented a generalized anxiety disorder, 63.6% an obsessive compulsive disorder and 63.6% a depression. The 11 patients presented perfusion changes that prevailed at the prefrontal cortex. The alterations were concordant with the patterns described in those patients in which anxiety disorders and depression coexist. Conclusions: We demonstrate the frequent presence of perfusion changes in severe AD patients with psychiatric symptoms (au)
Authors:
Ferrando, Rodolfo; Lago, Graciela; [1]  Vignale, Raul; [2]  Fabius, Bettina; Lyford Pike, Alexander [3] 
  1. Centro de Medicina Nuclear del Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo (Uruguay)
  2. Departamento de Dermatologia del Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo (Uruguay)
  3. Consultorio Psiquiatrico Dr. Lyford Pike, Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo (Uruguay)
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 2007
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ALASBIMN Journal; Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 35; Other Information: 23 refs., 1 tab., 2 figs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DERMATITIS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; SKIN DISEASES; TECHNETIUM 99
OSTI ID:
20924353
Country of Origin:
Chile
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0717-4055; TRN: CL07C0766083120
Availability:
Available as electronic journal from the website: http://www2.alasbimnjournal.cl/alasbimn/CDA/sec_b/0,1206,SCID%253D19265,00.html;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
10 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 29, 2007

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Citation Formats

Ferrando, Rodolfo, Lago, Graciela, Vignale, Raul, Fabius, Bettina, and Lyford Pike, Alexander. The cerebral SPECT in the psychiatric dysfunctions in severe atopic dermatitis; El SPECT cerebral en los trastornos psiquiatricos de la dermatitis atopica severa. Chile: N. p., 2007. Web.
Ferrando, Rodolfo, Lago, Graciela, Vignale, Raul, Fabius, Bettina, & Lyford Pike, Alexander. The cerebral SPECT in the psychiatric dysfunctions in severe atopic dermatitis; El SPECT cerebral en los trastornos psiquiatricos de la dermatitis atopica severa. Chile.
Ferrando, Rodolfo, Lago, Graciela, Vignale, Raul, Fabius, Bettina, and Lyford Pike, Alexander. 2007. "The cerebral SPECT in the psychiatric dysfunctions in severe atopic dermatitis; El SPECT cerebral en los trastornos psiquiatricos de la dermatitis atopica severa." Chile.
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title = {The cerebral SPECT in the psychiatric dysfunctions in severe atopic dermatitis; El SPECT cerebral en los trastornos psiquiatricos de la dermatitis atopica severa}
author = {Ferrando, Rodolfo, Lago, Graciela, Vignale, Raul, Fabius, Bettina, and Lyford Pike, Alexander}
abstractNote = {Introduction: Severe atopic dermatitis (AD) usually has a psychiatric component that may influence the course of the cutaneous symptoms. Functional neuroimaging could evidence brain dysfunctions in this kind of patients. Objective: Evaluate the presence and characteristics of cerebral perfusion changes in severe AD patients using SPECT. Materials and methods: 11 severe AD patients were subjected to clinical psychiatric evaluation and 99mTc-ECD SPECT. Results: 90.3% of the patients presented a generalized anxiety disorder, 63.6% an obsessive compulsive disorder and 63.6% a depression. The 11 patients presented perfusion changes that prevailed at the prefrontal cortex. The alterations were concordant with the patterns described in those patients in which anxiety disorders and depression coexist. Conclusions: We demonstrate the frequent presence of perfusion changes in severe AD patients with psychiatric symptoms (au)}
journal = {ALASBIMN Journal}
issue = {35}
volume = {9}
place = {Chile}
year = {2007}
month = {Jan}
}