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You drive me crazy: a case report of acute psychosis and neurocysticercosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1562955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease endemic in several developing countries where people consume raw or insufficiently cooked pork. The authors present a clinical picture of an organic psychosis in a 24 year old female with CNS cysticercosis. The neuroradiologic follow-up of this patient pre and post treatment with praziquantel is presented. The implications of this case with regard to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses is discussed.
Authors:
C L Shriqui; P C Milette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0706-7437     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-15     Completed Date:  1992-05-15     Revised Date:  2007-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904187     Medline TA:  Can J Psychiatry     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Université Laval, Quebec.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Brain Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Cysticercosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Electroencephalography
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Haloperidol / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Praziquantel / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 52-86-8/Haloperidol; 55268-74-1/Praziquantel

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