Journal article

Diffuse Lewy body disease with immediate post-partum onset.

K Opeskin, M Gonzales, R Borenstein, R Anderson

Acta Neuropathol | Published : 1993


A previously healthy 27 years-old woman developed psychotic depression and parkinsonism shortly after delivery of her first child. Her neuropsychiatric symptoms progressed to dementia and she died 5 years after onset. Diffuse Lewy body disease was found at autopsy. This case is unusual because of the early age of onset and the abrupt development of symptoms following pregnancy.

University of Melbourne Researchers