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Opsoclonus in scrub typhus.
J Postgrad Med. 2012 Oct-Dec; 58(4):296-7.JP

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a mite borne infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is a common cause of undifferentiated febrile illness in the Indian subcontinent. We present a case of scrub typhus with a rare ophthalmic manifestation.Our patient presented with fever and opsoclonus, was diagnosed to have scrub typhus and completely improved upon treatment. Opsoclonus complicates various medical diseases, including viral infections, toxin, encephalitis, brain tumors, and paraneoplastic syndromes. There has been only one previously reported case of opsoclonus in scrub typhus. This phenomenon highlights the increasingly complex presentation of common diseases. It also indicates there is much to be discovered about the immunopathogenesis of this infectious disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23298927

Citation

D'sa, S, et al. "Opsoclonus in Scrub Typhus." Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 58, no. 4, 2012, pp. 296-7.
D'sa S, Singh S, Sowmya S. Opsoclonus in scrub typhus. J Postgrad Med. 2012;58(4):296-7.
D'sa, S., Singh, S., & Sowmya, S. (2012). Opsoclonus in scrub typhus. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 58(4), 296-7. https://doi.org/10.4103/0022-3859.105453
D'sa S, Singh S, Sowmya S. Opsoclonus in Scrub Typhus. J Postgrad Med. 2012 Oct-Dec;58(4):296-7. PubMed PMID: 23298927.
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