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Rickettsial infection presenting as culture-negative meningitis.
  1. M. L. Woo,
  2. J. W. Leung,
  3. G. L. French
  1. Department of Microbiology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T.


    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.

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