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Alice in Wonderland-syndrom kan forveksles med angst

Pernille Darling Rasmussen1, Janne Walløe Vilmar2 & Jens Erik Klint Nielsen3
1) Psykiatrisk Forskningsenhed, Slagelse, Region Sjælland 2) Børne- og ungdomspsykiatrisk Klinik, Roskilde, Region Sjælland 3) Pædiatrisk Afdeling, Sjællands Universitetshospital, Roskilde

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V02190105

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V02190105
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Alice in Wonderland-syndrome may be confused with anxiety

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V02190105

This case report describes a seven-year-old girl with autism and nightly “anxiety” attacks. A diagnosis of Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) presumably associated to migraine was made, and the girl was successfully treated with lamotrigine. Effective treatment of the AIWS depends on correct diagnosis. Symptoms are bizarre and affect the senses of vision, sensation, touch and hearing, as well as one’s own body image. AIWS is associated with epilepsy, migraine, certain infectious diseases and rarely cerebral tumours.

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