Year : 2016  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467--470

A case of adrenoleukodystrophy presenting with manic symptoms in a patient on steroids for Addison's disease


KS Jyothi1, Cyriac George2, KS Shaji1 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Health Services, Primary Health Centre Arthat, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Cyriac George
Department of Health Services, Primary Health Centre Arthat, Chittanjoor P. O, Thrissur  -  680  523, Kerala
India

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an X-linked disorder with diverse clinical presentations. A 30-year-old male, previously diagnosed with Addison's disease, on steroid supplementation for 18 years, presented to us with manic symptoms for 4 years. He was found to have white matter hypodensities in computed tomography head and had white matter signal changes in magnetic resonance imaging, and therefore a diagnosis of ALD was made.


How to cite this article:
Jyothi K S, George C, Shaji K S. A case of adrenoleukodystrophy presenting with manic symptoms in a patient on steroids for Addison's disease.Indian J Psychiatry 2016;58:467-470


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Jyothi K S, George C, Shaji K S. A case of adrenoleukodystrophy presenting with manic symptoms in a patient on steroids for Addison's disease. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];58:467-470
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