Rickettsial infection presenting as culture-negative meningitis

M. L. Woo, Joseph Leung, G. L. French

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Meningitis is an unusual presentation of rickettsial infection. We report a patient who was confirmed by serology to have typhus fever (not scrub), but who presented with the typical findings of culture-negative bacterial meningitis. Neurological manifestations of different types of rickettsial infection are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-616
Number of pages3
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number754
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)


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