2007 issue 3


Volume 16, issue 3

Case report

Drug-resistant schizophrenia with leukopenia in the course of Cytomegalovirus infection - a case report

Michał Błachut1, Jerzy Matysiakiewicz1, Robert Teodor Hese1
1. Katedra i Oddział Kliniczny Psychiatrii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Tarnowskich Górach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2007; 16 (3): 265-267
Keywords: schizophrenia, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, leukopenia


Objectives. The purpose of the paper is to describe a patient with drug-resistant schizophrenia and leukopenia symptoms who was infected with Cytomegalovirus.
Case report. A 19-year-old man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia was admitted with acute psychotic symptoms after a suicidal attempt. Leukopenia was noted during his hospitalization in the course of treatment with several neuroleptics. After additional laboratory tests and consultations asymptomatic Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was recognized.
Commentary. The observed low leukocyte levels can be assumed to be due to CMV infection activity.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Michał Błachut
Katedra i Oddział Kliniczny Psychiatrii Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej
ul. Pyskowicka 49; 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry