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Cerebellitis as a rare manifestation of scrub typhus fever.
BMJ Case Rep. 2020 May 14; 13(5)BC

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a mite-borne rickettsial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a gram-negative coccobacilli transmitted through the bite of chigger mite. Scrub typhus has diverse clinical manifestations, often presenting either as a simple febrile illness or as a complicated multi-organ dysfunction. Neurological complications in scrub typhus are diverse but their exact incidence is unknown. Cerebellitis is another rare neurological manifestation associated with scrub typhus. Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old woman with serologically confirmed scrub typhus presenting with fever and gross cerebellar dysfunction. MRI was normal. She was managed with antimicrobials and made an uneventful recovery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India monicamanish2001@gmail.com.Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32414774

Citation

Gupta, Samiksha, et al. "Cerebellitis as a Rare Manifestation of Scrub Typhus Fever." BMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 5, 2020.
Gupta S, Grover S, Gupta M, et al. Cerebellitis as a rare manifestation of scrub typhus fever. BMJ Case Rep. 2020;13(5).
Gupta, S., Grover, S., Gupta, M., & Kaur, D. (2020). Cerebellitis as a rare manifestation of scrub typhus fever. BMJ Case Reports, 13(5). https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-233993
Gupta S, et al. Cerebellitis as a Rare Manifestation of Scrub Typhus Fever. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 May 14;13(5) PubMed PMID: 32414774.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cerebellitis as a rare manifestation of scrub typhus fever. AU - Gupta,Samiksha, AU - Grover,Sahil, AU - Gupta,Monica, AU - Kaur,Daljinderjit, Y1 - 2020/05/14/ PY - 2020/5/17/entrez PY - 2020/5/18/pubmed PY - 2021/1/27/medline KW - brain stem / cerebellum KW - infectious diseases KW - tropical medicine (infectious disease) JF - BMJ case reports JO - BMJ Case Rep VL - 13 IS - 5 N2 - Scrub typhus is a mite-borne rickettsial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a gram-negative coccobacilli transmitted through the bite of chigger mite. Scrub typhus has diverse clinical manifestations, often presenting either as a simple febrile illness or as a complicated multi-organ dysfunction. Neurological complications in scrub typhus are diverse but their exact incidence is unknown. Cerebellitis is another rare neurological manifestation associated with scrub typhus. Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old woman with serologically confirmed scrub typhus presenting with fever and gross cerebellar dysfunction. MRI was normal. She was managed with antimicrobials and made an uneventful recovery. SN - 1757-790X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32414774/Cerebellitis_as_a_rare_manifestation_of_scrub_typhus_fever_ L2 - https://casereports.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=32414774 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -