Cawkwell PB, Mayor ID, Shaw RJ. Catatonia in a 6-year-old Patient Following Disseminated Group A Streptococcus Infection. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2021 Jan 1;18(1-3):17-20. PMID: 34150358; PMCID: PMC8195556.
- Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by diverse features including mutism, posturing, negativism, staring, rigidity, and echophenomenon.
- The mechanism of catatonia is still being elucidated; in this case, catatonia triggered by GAS infection is one potential mechanism.
- Further systematic study of catatonia in the pediatric population is warranted to better understand pathogenesis and long-term neuropsychiatric outcomes.