Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 122, Supplement 3, pp 87–90 | Cite as

Psychiatrische Manifestation einer Dengue-Encephalopathie

  • Hans Rittmannsberger
  • Christian Foff
  • Stefan Doppler
  • Robert Pichler
Fallbericht

Zusammenfassung

Psychiatrische Manifestationen von Dengue Virus Infektionen werden nur sehr selten berichtet. Wir stellen den Fall eines 21-jährigen Mannes vor, der während eines Aufenthaltes in Indien 1 Woche nach Abklingen eines fieberhaften Infektes eine vorwiegend psychiatrisch geprägte Symptomatik entwickelte: Konzentrations- und Merkfähigkeitsstörungen, Verwirrtheit, eine depressiv getönte Wahnsymptomatik und Agoraphobie. Liquorbefunde und Bildgebung mit CT und MR waren weitgehend unauffällig, im FDG PET fand sich eine ausgeprägte diffuse Aktivitätsminderung. IgM und IgG Antikörper auf Dengue Virus waren positiv, so dass dies als Folge einer Dengue Virus Infektion interpretiert wurde.

Schlüsselwörter

Dengue Virus Encephalopathie Psychiatrische Symptomatik Wahn Angststörung 

Psychiatric manifestation of a dengue-encephalopathy

Summary

Psychiatric manifestation of dengue virus infections is seldom reported. Here a case is presented of a 21-year-old man who developed mainly neuropsychiatric symptoms which he caught one week after a feverish infection during his stay in India: troubles with concentration and memory, confusion, as well as depressive delusions and agoraphobia. Liquor diagnosis as well as CCT and MRI was mainly inconspicuous. The FDG-PET showed a diffuse lack of activity. IgM and IgG antibodies of dengue virus were positive. We interpreted these psychiatric symptoms as a result of a dengue virus infection.

Keywords

Dengue virus Encephalopathy Psychiatric symptoms Delusions Anxiety disorder 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Rittmannsberger
    • 1
  • Christian Foff
    • 1
  • Stefan Doppler
    • 2
  • Robert Pichler
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychiatrie 1, OÖ Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-JaureggEine Gesundheitseinrichtung der gespagLinzAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Pathologie, OÖ Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-JaureggEine Gesundheitseinrichtung der gespagLinzAustria
  3. 3.Institut für Nuklearmedizin, OÖ Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-JaureggEine Gesundheitseinrichtung der gespagLinzAustria

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