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Transient Childhood Psychosis After Upper Respiratory Infection
Ruu-Fen Tzang, M.D.; Tien-Chun Li, M.D.; Shang-Wen Chang, M.D.; Yue-Cune Chang, Ph.D.; King Chung Leung, M.D.; Wen-Kuei Lee, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:271-273. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13030047
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The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

From the Dept. of Psychiatry, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (R-FT); Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan (R-FT); Dept. of Psychiatry, Beitou Branch, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (T-CI, W-KL); Dept. of Psychiatry, Shin Kong Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (S-WC); Dept. of Mathematics, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan (Y-CC); and Dept. of Pediatric, Yuan’s General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (KCL).

Send correspondence to Dr. Lee; e-mail: akwei1@yahoo.com.tw

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

Received March 07, 2013; Revised July 19, 2013; Accepted July 25, 2013.


Two cases of psychosis after upper respiratory infection were reported. New mental illness among children was substantiated after analyzing the cause of psychosis during the past 10 years of practice. It is confirmed that there is an association between psychosis and upper respiratory infection.

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