Teen misdiagnosed with schizophrenia found to have cat scratch disease

from:  https://nypost.com/2019/03/22/teen-misdiagnosed-with-schizophrenia-found-to-have-cat-scratch-disease/

For several years, a 14-year-old boy’s mood started to rapidly change, and it wasn’t a result of puberty.

When the Midwestern boy, who has not been identified, started experiencing psychosis-like symptoms including hallucinations, depression and suicidal thoughts several years ago, two psychiatrists diagnosed him with schizophrenia.

But after getting another opinion from a physician, the boy learned his illness likely wasn’t the result of a mental disorder but a physical wound — a scratch from his pet cat, to be exact. read more here

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