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JUMMEC: Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 33-35

Parkinsonism and brain MRI findings in a relapsed culture-proven Salmonella typhi infection: A case report in Malaysia

Abstract :

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by Salmonella typhi, which may be associated with extra-intestinal complications. Neurological manifestations, particularly Parkinsonism, are rarely reported. We report a 17-year-old patient with relapsed culture-proven Salmonella typhi infection who developed septic shock and subsequently Parkinsonism. Lumbar puncture revealed acellular cerebrospinal fluid with raised protein level. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed cerebral petechial haemorrhages resulted from small vessels vasculitis. His symptoms resolved spontaneously after 3 months.

Keywords : MRI brain,Neurological manifestation,Parkinsonism,Salmonella typhi,Typhoid fever
Subject Area : Medicine(all)

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