Acute psychosis after anesthesia: The case for antibiomania

H. J. Przybylo*, Jason H. Przybylo, A. Todd Davis, Charles J. Coté

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We report the case of a teenager who developed a postanesthesia acute psychosis (delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations) caused by a reaction to antibiotic therapy (amoxicillin and clarithromycin), so called 'Hoigne's syndrome' or 'antibiomania.' The differential diagnosis and a review of literature are presented. Our patient illustrates the importance of adding antibiomania as part of the differential diagnosis when altered postanesthesia behavior is observed in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-705
Number of pages3
JournalPaediatric anaesthesia
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005


  • Antibiomania
  • Antibiotics
  • Pediatric
  • Postoperative
  • Psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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