In a recent case study from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre in Pune, India, a 25-year-old male developed mania and psychotic symptoms following a dengue fever infection. This is a significant finding as psychiatric manifestations of dengue fever have been relatively rare. The patient exhibited symptoms consistent with a manic episode, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, delusions of grandeur, and irritability. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of dengue fever, and the patient was treated with mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications, which resulted in significant improvement. This case highlights the need for healthcare professionals to be vigilant in assessing psychiatric symptoms following infectious diseases, even in the absence of a prior psychiatric history. As the incidence of dengue fever increases, understanding its diverse clinical presentations, including psychiatric complications, is crucial for effective healthcare.
Man Develops Mania and Psychotic Symptoms After Dengue Fever Infection
Dr. Alyssa Srisai is a recognized authority in the field of infectious diseases, located in Bangkok. Her work focuses on researching and reporting the most recent advancements in treating and managing COVID-19 and other viruses, placing her at the forefront of the global health discussion.