Cotard and Capgras syndrome after ischemic stroke

Fabrizio Sottile, Lilla Bonanno, Giuseppina Finzi, Giorgio Ascenti, Silvia Marino, Placido Bramanti, Francesco Corallo

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Capgras and Cotard are delusional misidentification syndromes characterized by delusions about oneself, others, places, and objects. To date, there are few cases of comorbidity of both syndromes. We describe a case of aphasic stroke patient affected by cerebral ischemia localized in right temporoparietal region. The patient showed a typical clinical picture of delusional disorder attributable, through psychological assessment, to comorbidity of both Capgras and Cotard syndromes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e103-e104
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Aphasia
  • Capgras syndrome
  • Cotard syndrome
  • Misidentification diseases
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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