postinfectious psychosis


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post·in·fec·tious psy·cho·sis

psychotic disturbance dementia following acute febrile disease such as pneumonia or typhoid fever.

postinfectious psychosis

Etymology: L, post, after, inficere, to stain; Gk, psyche, mind, osis, condition
psychotic behavior that follows a severe infection, such as pneumonia, scarlet fever, malaria, uremia, or typhoid fever. Also called infectious-exhaustive syndrome.

postinfectious psychosis

A psychosis following an infectious disease such as meningitis, pneumonia, or typhoid fever.
See also: psychosis