A case of recurrent psychosis during sickle cell disease crisis treated successfully with ziprasidone

David R Spiegel, Cory Messerschmidt, Jerry Morewitz, Morakinyo Akintola
Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses 2013, 6 (4): 197-201
We present and follow a series of three consecutive hospitalizations of a 36-year-old, African-American male with sickle cell anemia disease who presented with sickle cell crises and a new onset psychotic episode. After multiple hospitalizations for prior episodes of sickle cell crisis-induced pain, treated with rehydration, blood transfusions, and opiate medication, this hospitalization was the first time he developed psychosis. As such, we discuss the differential diagnosis of the latter, and effective adjunctive treatment with ziprasidone.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"