You drive me crazy: a case report of acute psychosis and neurocysticercosis
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Mar;37(2):121-4.
You drive me crazy: a case report of acute psychosis and neurocysticercosis.
Shriqui CL1, Milette PC. 1 Department of Psychiatry, Université Laval, Quebec.
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease endemic in several developing countries where people consume raw or insufficiently cooked pork. The authors present a clinical picture of an organic psychosis in a 24 year old female with CNS cysticercosis. The neuroradiologic follow-up of this patient pre and post treatment with praziquantel is presented. The implications of this case with regard to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses is discussed.