Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD16 - OD17

Scrub Typhus Presenting with Bilateral Lateral Rectus Palsy in A Female OD16-OD17

Tony Ete, Jaya Mishra, Bhupen Barman, Sumantro Mondal, Rondeep Kumar Nath Sivam

Correspondence
Dr. Tony Ete,
Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and
Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
E-mail : tonyete14@gmail.com

Scrub typhus, a rickettsial disease is endemic in several parts of India usually presenting with acute symptoms. Fever, maculopapular rash, eschar, history of tick exposure and supportive diagnostic tests usually leads to diagnosis. Scrub typhus should be included in the differential diagnosis in occasions when a patient presents with fever with or without eschar and isolated cranial nerve palsy. Here we are reporting a case of Scrub typhus who presented with fever and altered sensorium of short duration, eschar formation and bilateral lateral rectus palsy. Patient was treated with doxycycline with complete reversal of neurodeficit.