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Transient Capgras Syndrome Secondary to Bilateral Ischemic Stroke: A Case Report

Garcha, Manveer, BS, MA*; Sivakumar, Keithan, MD, MBA; Leary, Megan, MD‡,§; Yacoub, Hussam A., DO, MS‡,§

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: June 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 96–98
doi: 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000152
Case Reports

Capgras syndrome is one of a variety of delusional misidentification syndromes that can be associated with acute ischemic stroke, neurodegenerative disease, or metabolic conditions. Most cases reported in the literature are associated with frontal and/or parietal lobe involvement. Transient Capgras syndrome is rare but has been reported. We present a case of transient Capgras syndrome following bilateral cerebral ischemic infarcts in the frontal, parietal, and temporal regions, and involving the right prefrontal cortex. To our knowledge, transient Capgras syndrome with rapid resolution over a period of days is rare.

*University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine SELECT Program

Department of Neurology, and

Lehigh Valley Physicians Group–Neurology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania

§Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Hussam A. Yacoub, DO, MS, Lehigh Valley Physicians Group–Neurology, 1250 S. Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 405, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103 (e-mail:

Received December 1, 2017

Accepted April 18, 2018

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