A long-term psychological observation in an adolescent affected with Gardner diamond syndrome

Fabiola Bizzi, Lucia Sciarretta, Matteo D'alessandro, Paolo Picco

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Abstract

Gardner-Diamond syndrome (GDS) is an uncommon disease clinically characterized by a wide spectrum of psycho-emotive symptoms associated with painful ecchymoses/purpuric lesions and positivity of auto-erythrocyte sensitization skin test. Herein, a perspective clinical and psychological observation of an adolescent GDS is firstly reported focusing on her psychological features long-term monitored for a 1-year period. The administration of a standardized tools battery allowed us to define psychological features of the young patient over time and to monitored clinical course and response to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adolescent auto erythrocyte sensitization syndrome
  • Gardner-Diamond syndrome
  • psychogenic purpura
  • unexplained medical symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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