Secondary mania due to AIDS and cryptococcal meningitis in a 78-year-old patient

Po Han Chou*, Wen Chen Ouyang, Tsuo Hung Lan, Chin Hong Chan

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Abstract

We report a 78-year-old man without past psychiatric history who experienced his first manic episode successfully treated with quetiapine and lorazepam, but was ultimately found to have AIDS and Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis. Our presented case highlights the importance of comprehensive differential diagnoses to rule out secondary causes of psychiatric symptoms presenting for the first time in elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalPsychogeriatrics
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis (CNM)
  • Secondary mania

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