Post-infectious encephalopathy simulating functional psychosis.

N Z Med J. 1977 Mar 9;85(583):180-1.


Three cases of post-infectious encephalopathy are presented in which behaviour changes occurred in the absence of neurological abnormality during convalescence from an influenza-like illness. The symptoms included aggresive behaviour, sleep reversal, sexual disinbition and a catatonic schizophrenia-like state. The prognosis was good.

[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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  1. infectious encephalopathy vs toxic encephalopathy…could an infected hip replacement cause either? Pts S/S appear to have gone from infectious to septic to toxic…

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