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Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020
Research Letter

One-Year Retrospective Review of Psychiatric Consultations in Lassa Fever, Southern Nigeria

Esther O. Okogbenin1Comments to Author , Michael O. Obagaye2, Benjamin E. Aweh3, Williams O. Eriyo3, Sylvanus A. Okogbenin3Comments to Author , and Peter O. Okokhere2
Author affiliations: Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria and Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria (E.O. Okogbenin, S.A. Okogbenin, P.O. Okokhere); Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State (M.O. Obagaye, B.E. Aweh, W.O. Eriyo)

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Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics observed in a retrospective review of psychiatric consultations in patients with Lassa fever conducted at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria, January–December 2012*

ID Age, y/ sex Duration
of fever, d Temperature at onset of psychiatric symptoms, °C Medical
complications Preexisting conditions Family history of
mental illness ICD-10
1 25/M 14 38.0 Acute renal failure No No Delirium
2 30/F 14 37.2 Acute renal failure No No Delirium
3 31/M 6 38.0 Anemia,
hypokalemia No No Delirium
4 33/F 6 36.8 Low platelet levels No No Delirium
5 38/M 14 38.6 Altered liver
enzyme levels,
hypernatremia Diabetes No Delirium
6 45/F 14 38.0 Uremia No No Delirium
7 55/F 14 36.5 Anemia Hypertension Yes Delirium
8 60/M 6 38.0 Acute renal failure, septicemia Hypertension No Delirium, depression
9 38/M 14 38.5 Anemia Diabetes No Delirium, depression
10 20/F 10 37.6 Acute renal failure,
anemia No No Delirium

*All patients had fever and tested positive for Lassa fever by reverse transcription PCR. All patients survived. ICD-10, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision; ID, identification.

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1This author was the principal investigator.

2These authors were co-principal investigators.

3These authors contributed equally to this article.

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