ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA, cilt.108, ss.394-397, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective: Hallervorden - Spatz disease is a rare autosomal recessive condition, with early onset of predominantly extrapyramidal dysfunction. The symptoms of the disease are dystonia, rigidity, choreoathetosis, pyramidal signs, and intellectual decline. Recent genetic studies mapped the disease to chromosome 20p12.3-p13, and identified mutations in the pantothenate kinase gene. This report describes a childhood onset case of Hallervorden - Spatz disease with schizophreniform psychotic symptoms. Former reports about the psychiatric comorbidity generally included depressive disorder.