Ritu Rakholia

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Publications

  • Original Article   
    Scrub typhus Meningoencephalitis in Children from a Tertiary Care Centre, Uttarakhand, India
    Author(s): Ritu Rakholia, Vinita Rawat* and Preeti Chaturvedi

    Meningoencephalitis, a potentially fatal complication of scrub typhus is known to occur but has not been well documented in children. Objectives: To document the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory parameters of scrub typhus meningoencephalitis in children to help the clinician in clinching the diagnosis of scrub typhus infection from Kumaon region. Materials and methods: This is a prospective one year study (June 2015 to July 2016) in which epidemiological, clinical, laboratory profile and detail of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and outcome of the scrub typhus meningoencephalitis cases were recorded. Diagnosis of scrub typhus was confirmed by positive IgM Enzyme Linked Immune Sorbent assay (ELISA), IgM Immuno Fluorescence Assay (IFA) and/ or by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results: A .. Read More»

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