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ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Abstract

Psychotic Disorder after Contact with a Potentially Rabid Animal and Post-Exposure Prophylactic Anti-Rabies Treatment

Author(s): Shabnamzehra Bhojani, Lilian Aldana-Bernier, Mobaswera Sikder, Thomas Pawelzik

We present the case of a 19-year-old who developed psychotic symptoms after exposure to a potentially rabid animal and post-exposure prophylactic treatment. This case serves to remind physicians to fully explore the possibility of a nonpsychiatric origin of de novo psychotic symptoms and provides indirect evidence in favor of the possible involvement of the immune system in the development of psychotic disorders.