Published: 2020-12-28

Rare presentation of hallucinations in cerebellar multisystem atrophy

Galina L. D'Souza, Priya Nayak K.


Psychotic symptoms are seen in patients with medical disorders. Multisystem atrophy (MSA) is a neurodegenerative disorder which is rapidly progressive. It can occur in two forms; one with parkinsonian features (MSA-P) and other with cerebellar ataxia (MSA-C). The prevalence of this disorder is about 2-5 per 1,00,000 individuals. Neuropsychiatric symptoms like depression, apathy and anxiety have been reported frequently in these patients but there are isolated reports describing hallucinations in patients with MSA. It is mostly seen in patients with parkinsonian type of MSA rather than cerebellar type of MSA. Here we report a rare case of psychotic disorder in a patient with cerebellar type of multi-system atrophy.


Psychosis, Hallucination, Multisystem atrophy, Cerebellar

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