A 29-year-old male presented to Aga Khan University Hospital with complaints of fever, body-aches, vomiting and one episode of gum bleeding. A Dengue antigen test done prior to presentation was positive. He was admitted for medical management. During hospital stay, the patient developed manic symptoms including over-talkativeness, expansive mood, disinhibited behavior, excessive planning, paranoia and aggression. He remained oriented to time, place and person and neurological examination was unremarkable. He was managed with anti-psychotics and benzodiazepines, and his psychiatric symptoms improved with improvement in his medical condition. This case highlights the possibility of psychiatric manifestations occurring in context of a dengue infection.
Hambal, Ifrah; Nasir, Samrah; and Nadeem, Tania
"Psychiatric Manifestations of Dengue Fever- A Case Report from Pakistan,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 17:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol17/iss4/2