A case of doxycycline-resistant tsutsugamushi meningoencephalitis

Sung-Hoon Lee; Eun Joo Chung; Eung-Gyu Kim; Jung Hwa Sea
June 2014
Neurology Asia;Jun2014, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p205
Academic Journal
Case Study
Here we report a case of doxycycline-resistant tsutsugamushi meningoencephalitis. A 63-year-old man with altered mental status was diagnosed with a tsutsugamushi infection by a local clinic and administered standard doxycycline treatment for 5 days without improvement. Azithromycin treatment for 3 days dramatically improved his clinical status.


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