Development of Acute Psychosis after the Remission of Tuberculosis Meningitis :A Case Report


  • Fulya Maner Bakırkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and Neurological Diseases, Istanbul
  • Ozlem Cetinkaya
  • Derya Ipekcioglu
  • Ismet Ustun


We report a case of 31- year- old male tuberculousis patient who developed psychotic symptoms. One- third of the World population is infected by tuberculosis representing the second common cause of death in adults in 2000 (1) There are reports about acute psychotic episodes following administration of  isoniazid (2 ) and ciprofloxacin (3 . Psychotic symptoms developed 6.5 years after the onset of tuberculousis in the patient. He had severe complications including Pott abses and tuberculousis menengitis.  In the past  the use of isoniazid, ciprofloxacin  and other antituberculousis medication did not lead to toxic psychosis. We suggest that the psychosis might be related to the tuberculousis menengitis and parankimatousis infection which were well cured at the intensive care unit. This case report is interesting because of late onset of  acute psychosis in a tuberculosis patient.


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Maner, F., Cetinkaya, O., Ipekcioglu, D., & Ustun, I. (2014). Development of Acute Psychosis after the Remission of Tuberculosis Meningitis :A Case Report. Asian Journal of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Sciences, 2(5). Retrieved from