Dancing eyes and dancing feet in scrub typhus

Neeraja Koti, Aswani S. Mareddy, Shivashankara K. Nagri, Chandrashekar U. Kudru

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Abstract

A 26-year-old male, presented to us with complaints of fever for five days and breathlessness for one day. During the hospital stay, he developed myoclonic jerks in all four limbs, head titubation, and saccadomania. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain ruled out structural lesions and cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) analysis ruled out meningo-encephalitis. Weil Felix was strongly positive, OX K titres were one in 640, and IgM for scrub typhus was positive. He was treated with doxycycline for one week. On follow-up he was found to be doing well with resolution of opsoclonus myoclonus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome
Scrub Typhus
Myoclonus
Doxycycline
Encephalitis
Dyspnea
Immunoglobulin M
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Foot
Length of Stay
Fever
Extremities
Head
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Brain

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Koti, Neeraja ; Mareddy, Aswani S. ; Nagri, Shivashankara K. ; Kudru, Chandrashekar U. / Dancing eyes and dancing feet in scrub typhus. In: Australasian Medical Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 12. pp. 371-372.
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Dancing eyes and dancing feet in scrub typhus. / Koti, Neeraja; Mareddy, Aswani S.; Nagri, Shivashankara K.; Kudru, Chandrashekar U.

In: Australasian Medical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 12, 01.01.2015, p. 371-372.

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