Long term neurologic sequelae in a Mexican rocky mountain spotted fever case

Published Date
Journal
The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Citation
23(2):121-123
DOI
10.1016/j.bjid.2019.04.006
Authors
Dzul-Rosado KR
Lugo-Caballero C
Salcedo-Parra A
López-Soto RD,
Faccini-Martínez ÁA
Abstract

During the second half of the twentieth century, neurologic sequelae associated with central nervous system impairment caused by Rickettsia rickettsii were studied widely and exclusively in the United States. We present the case of a Mexican pediatric patient with neurologic sequelae 10 years after an acute infection by R. rickettsii.

Keywords: Neurologic manifestations; Rickettsia rickettsii; Rocky mountain spotted fever.