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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184-6  

Nephritis and cerebellar ataxia: rare presenting features of enteric fever.

RC Parmar, SB Bavdekar, R Houilgol, MN Muranjan 
 Department of Paediatrics, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India. , India

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R C Parmar
Department of Paediatrics, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India.
India

Enteric fever is a common infectious disease of the tropical world, about 80% of these cases occur in Asian countries. Enteric fever presenting with isolated cerebellar ataxia or nephritis is rare. We report three cases of enteric fever that presented with these complications. Isolated cerebellar ataxia usually occurs in the second week, whereas in our cases it presented within first four days of fever. The common complications of enteric fever related to the urinary tract are cystitis, pyelitis, and pyelonephritis. Glomerulonephritis is uncommon. Most patients with enteric glomerulonephritis present with acute renal failure, hypertensive encephalopathy, or nephritic syndrome. In comparison, our case had milder manifestations. All three patients were treated with parenteral ceftriaxone and showed a prompt recovery.


How to cite this article:
Parmar R C, Bavdekar S B, Houilgol R, Muranjan M N. Nephritis and cerebellar ataxia: rare presenting features of enteric fever. J Postgrad Med 2000;46:184-6


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Parmar R C, Bavdekar S B, Houilgol R, Muranjan M N. Nephritis and cerebellar ataxia: rare presenting features of enteric fever. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2000 [cited 2022 May 22 ];46:184-6
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