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Rickettsia Meningoencephalitis [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(1): 63-64

Rickettsia Meningoencephalitis

Nüket Ceylan1, Nail Özgüneş1, Tahir Ceylan2, Pınar Ergen1
1SSK Goztepe Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul
2SSK Kartal Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul

A 35 years-old female patient with the complaints of confusion, widespread eruptions and ichterus was admitted to our clinic. Diagnosis of rickettsia meningoencephalitis was made
clinically with eruption, Tache Noire and cerebrospinal fluid findings and it was confirmed with laboratory findings. 4 grams/day chloramphenicol was administered intravenously. Considering the multiorgan effect (known in literature) that could relaps the disease following the treatment, also doxocyclin 200 mg/day was given orally to the patient for one week.
After a long convalescence period of 4 months patient was recovered.

Keywords: Rickettsia, meningoencephalitis


Riketsiya Meningoensefaliti

Nüket Ceylan1, Nail Özgüneş1, Tahir Ceylan2, Pınar Ergen1
1SSK Göztepe Eğitim Hastanesi İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, İstanbul
2SSK Kartal Hastanesi İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, İstanbul

Anahtar Kelimeler: Riketsiya, meningoensefalit


Nüket Ceylan, Nail Özgüneş, Tahir Ceylan, Pınar Ergen. Rickettsia Meningoencephalitis. Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(1): 63-64

Corresponding Author: Nüket Ceylan, Türkiye


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