oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Akinetic mutism caused by subarachnoid haemorrhage a case report

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A 25 year-old woman presented with the sudden onset of akinetic mutism. The characteristic clinical features of subarachnoid haemorrhage were absent but a lumbar puncture showed a uniformly bloody cerebrospinal fluid with xanthochromic supernatant. Clinicians should consider spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage as a possible cause of acute onset of akinetic mutism.

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