Queensland tick typhus as a cause of seizures and acute confusion

Victoria Brazil*, David Sowden

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Abstract

Queensland tick typhus is a rickettsial disease transmitted via a tick bite. The illness is usually mild, consisting of fever, myalgia and a rash. We present the case of a severe form of the illness which manifested as seizures and acute confusion. We highlight the need to consider this disease in the critically ill patient who presents with a febrile illness and a rash, and the need to consider empirical treatment in such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-184
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Epidemic Louse-Borne Typhus
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Ticks
Exanthema
Seizures
Fever
Tick Bites
Myalgia
Critical Illness
Therapeutics

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Brazil, Victoria ; Sowden, David. / Queensland tick typhus as a cause of seizures and acute confusion. In: Emergency Medicine. 1999 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 182-184.
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