Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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

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


Suneet Kumar Upadhyaya1, Monika Pathania2, Archana Sharma3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Upadhyaya SK, Pathania M, Sharma A. Multiple-etiology delirium and catatonia in an alcoholic with tubercular meningoencephalitis.Ind Psychiatry J 2011;20:139-141


How to cite this URL:
Upadhyaya SK, Pathania M, Sharma A. Multiple-etiology delirium and catatonia in an alcoholic with tubercular meningoencephalitis. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];20:139-141
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