Background: Cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) following cerebrovascular accident (CVA) have rarely been reported. Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: We describe the case of a 58-year-old, right-handed man developed OCD 17 months after stroke resulting from lesion of the right middle cerebral artery infarction. The patient was successfully treated with sertraline up to 50 mg per day. His OCD behaviors largely reduced in 6 weeks, and the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale score was reduced from 29 to 12 in 1 year.

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