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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-77

A long-term psychological observation in an adolescent affected with Gardner diamond syndrome

1 Department of Educational Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
2 Department of Child Neuropsychiatry, G. Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy
3 Department of Child Pediatrics, G. Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Fabiola Bizzi
Department of Educational Sciences, University of Genoa, Corso Andrea Podestà, 2, 16126 Genoa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.175129

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Gardner-Diamond syndrome (GDS) is an uncommon disease clinically characterized by a wide spectrum of psycho-emotive symptoms associated with painful ecchymoses/purpuric lesions and positivity of auto-erythrocyte sensitization skin test. Herein, a perspective clinical and psychological observation of an adolescent GDS is firstly reported focusing on her psychological features long-term monitored for a 1-year period. The administration of a standardized tools battery allowed us to define psychological features of the young patient over time and to monitored clinical course and response to treatment.

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