Choroid Plexus Calcification in a Case of Very Early Onset Schizophrenia: Coincidental or a Marker?
Kilic B*, Bayhan PC, Ozcan O and Gungor S
Department of Child Neurology, Medical Faculty, Inonu University, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kilic B
Department of Child Neurology
Medical Faculty, Inonu University, Turkey
Tel: +90 505 944 49 45
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 28, 2015; Accepted date: December 23, 2015; Published date: December 30,2015
Citation: Kilic B, Bayhan PC, Ozcan O, Gungor S (2015) Choroid Plexus Calcification in a Case of Very Early Onset Schizophrenia: Coincidental or a Marker?. J Pediatr Neurol Disord 1:105. doi: 10.4172/2572-5203.1000105
Copyright: © 2015 Kilic B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Early-onset schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder and its etiology is not entirely elucidated. Choroid plexus, contains serotonin namely 5 hydroxy tryptamine (5-HT) neurons, and the choroid plexus calcification seen in schizophrenia can be associated with altered 5-HT innervation patterns.
Case presentation: This paper presents an association with bilateral choroid plexus calcification in a 16-year-old female patient diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia.
Conclusion: Choroid plexus calcification seen in schizophrenia can be associated with altered 5-HT innervation patterns.