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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-141

Multiple-etiology delirium and catatonia in an alcoholic with tubercular meningoencephalitis


1 Department of Psychiatry, VCSG Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Medicine, VCSG Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VCSG Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Suneet Kumar Upadhyaya
Department of Psychiatry, VCSG Government Medical Science and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.102528

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Delirium is a clinical entity with a variety of possible etiological conditions. Clinicians must be vigilant for the possibility of additional etiological factors. Secondly, catatonic patients should be carefully looked for general medical conditions. This case report depicts a chronic alcoholic who presented with withdrawal delirium, later on developed catatonia and then was diagnosed to have tubercular meningoencephalitis, a rare clinical sequence.


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