Dengue is the most common human arbovirus infection. The psychiatric symptoms may accompany the acute phase of dengue or can be a late manifestation. Encephalopathy is an atypical manifestation of dengue disease and may present with depressed sensitivity, seizures, nuchal rigidity, pyramidal signs, headache, papilledema, myoclonus, and behavioral disorders. Post - infectious sequelae are mainly memory disturbance, dementia, mania, Reye’s syndrome, and meningoâ€‘encephalitis. In this report we present a case where self-harm is reported as a rare sequelae in Post dengue encephalitis but not part of organic psychosis.
Dr. Siva Anoop Yella, Dr. Pravallika Madhavapuri, Dr. PCB Gupta. Self-harm as a rare sequelae in a case of post dengue encephalitis: A rare case report. Int. J. Psychol. Sci. 2019;1(1):11-12.