Report: Teen’s schizophrenia-like symptoms were caused by cat-scratch disease

A teenage boy is once again happy and healthy after an 18-month long battle to discover what was wrong with him. A report published in the Journal of Central Nervous System Disease on Monday detailed the boy’s journey. Starting in October 2015 and extending for the span of a year and a half, the teen was hospitalized four times. Doctors tested him for a sudden onset of psychotic symptoms including hallucinations and delusions, as well as suicidal and homicidal ideation. The report says that prior to his first hospitalization, the boy had an active social and academic life.

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