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Letter to the Editor

Relapsing Paranoid Psychosis as the First Manifestation of Pheochromocytoma

Antoni Benabarre, MD; Xavier Bosch, MD; Maria T. Plana, MD; Albert Lecube, MD; Eduard Vieta, PhD; Esteve Cirera, MD; and Manuel Valdés, MD

Published: July 15, 2005

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Sir: Psychiatric manifestations of pheochromocytoma—a rare disease in which a tumor causes the adrenal medullato overproduce epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones—are usually limited to anxiety states. We report a patient whopresented with paranoid psychosis as the only manifestationof pheochromocytoma long before pheochromocytoma wasdiagnosed.

Case report. Mr. A, a 35-year-old man, developed psychoticsymptoms of 2 months’ duration in March 1999.’ ‹

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