publication . Article . 2017

Psychosis in dengue fever

Suprakash Chaudhury; Biswajit L Jagtap; Deepak Kumar Ghosh;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil University, volume 10, page 202 (issn: 0975-2870, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
An 18-year-old male student developed abnormal behavior while undergoing treatment for dengue fever. He was ill-kempt, irritable and had auditory and visual hallucinations and vague persecutory delusions in clear sensorium with impaired insight. The psychotic episode had a temporal correlation with dengue fever. Psychiatric comorbidities of dengue fever including mania, anxiety, depression, and catatonia are mentioned in literature but the literature on the psychosis following dengue is sparse and only two cases have been reported. Patients presenting with acute onset of psychosis along with fever should be screened for dengue fever in areas where dengue is ende...
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free text keywords: Auditory hallucinations, persecutory delusions, visual hallucinations, Temporal correlation, Psychosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Catatonia, business.industry, business, Acute onset, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Mania, medicine.symptom, Dengue fever, Anxiety, Abnormality, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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