Possible COVID-19 Psychosis in Patient with Post-Infectious Seizure Disorder– A Case Report
Orange Park Medical Center
sars-cov-2, coronavirus infections, COVID-19, acute psychosis, seizure disorder
Infectious Disease | Nervous System Diseases | Psychiatry | Virus Diseases
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been various reports of unique sequelae of the disease. From the development of long-term anosmia to worsening diabetes, there is a long list of COVID-19 sequelae. More recently, neuropsychiatric diseases have also been reported post-infection. These include seizure, encephalitis, acute psychosis, hallucinations, and suicidal behavior. Here we describe a unique case of possible COVID-19 psychosis in an individual who has developed post-infectious seizure disorder. Our patient presented with new-onset psychosis and altered mental status with no respiratory symptoms just three months after COVID-19 infection. This case report adds more evidence to the direct association between psychosis and SARS CoV-2 infection and highlights the need for further laboratory research to improve the accuracy of diagnosis.
Publisher or Conference
Clinical Case Reports and Clinical Study
Chellappan B, Tran T, Shukla V. Possible COVID-19 Psychosis in Patient with Post-Infectious Seizure Disorder: A Case Report. Clinical Case Reports and Clinical Study. 2021;3(3):. doi:03.2021/1.1062.