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Schizophreniform psychosis in a case of mycoplasma pneumoniae encephalitis.

Journal article
Authors Christopher Gillberg
Published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 153-158
ISSN 0162-3257
Publication year 1980
Published at Department medicine
Pages 153-158
Language en
Keywords Child, Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders, Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Encephalitis, Diagnosis, Female, Humans, Mycoplasma Infections, Diagnosis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Neuropsychological Tests, Schizophrenia, Diagnosis
Subject categories Psychiatry


A case of a 9-year-old girl with subacute schizophreniform psychosis following infection with mycoplasma pneumoniae is reported. A hasty--and faulty--etiological diagnosis of disturbed family interaction caused additional suffering in a situation in which worries were already overwhelming. A meticulous search for underlying organic background as well as for psychosocial factors is called for in every case of atypical schizophreniform psychosis.

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