Ganser Syndrome Workup

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Daniel Schneider, MD, MA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Standard medical workup should include the following:

  • CBC count with differential

  • Basic metabolic panel

  • Liver function test (and ammonia level if clinically indicated)

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

  • Thyroid function tests

  • Vitamin B-12 levels

  • Rapid plasma reagent (RPR) test

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Imaging Studies

Consider a CT scan or MRI to rule out possible cerebral pathology as indicated.

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Other Tests

An electroencephalogram can be performed to rule out seizure disorder or evidence of delirium.

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Procedures

Consider performing a lumbar puncture if clinically indicated since meningitis and encephalitis can cause the syndrome.

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