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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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MUNOZ CORTES, Harold  and  VARGAS RUEDA, Adriana. The Charles Bonnet Syndrome. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.2, pp.292-306. ISSN 0034-7450.

Background: The Charles Bonnet syndrome is a clinical entity characterized by the presence of visual hallucinations in geriatric patients with under-diagnosed diminished visual acuity, sometimes wrongly interpreted and treated as a psychiatric disorder. Objective: To update the knowledge about this syndrome. Results: Its etiology, physiopathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, prognosis and treatment are reviewed.

Keywords : Geriatrics; hallucinations; visual acuity.

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