Lynrah KG

Department of Neurology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

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  • Original Article   
    Tsutsugamushi Disease (Scrub Typhus) Meningoencephalitis in North Eastern India: A Prospective Study
    Author(s): Sharma SR*, Masaraf H, Lynrah KG and Lyngdoh M

    Background: Scrub typhus is rampant in northern, eastern, and southern India. Central nervous system involvement in the form of meningitis or meningoencephalitis is common in scrub typhus. As specific laboratory methods remain inadequate or inaccessible in developing countries, prompt diagnosis is often difficult. Aim: The aim of this study was to characterize neurological complications in scrub typhus from northeastern region of India. Subjects and Methods: We did a prospective study of scrub meningoencephalitis at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Medical Sciences among patients admitted to hospital between October 2009 and November 2011. The diagnosis was made based on the clinical pictures, presence of an eschar, and a positive Weil–Felix test (WFT) with a titer of >1:160 and if required a positive scrub IgM enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay. Lum.. Read More»

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