Failure of rabies postexposure prophylaxis in patients presenting with unusual manifestations.


Journal Article

We report an atypical case of paralytic rabies presenting with trismus followed by limb weakness, areflexia, ophthalmoparesis, and bilateral ptosis. Atypical presentations and history of rabies postexposure prophylaxis led to delayed diagnosis. Nucleocapsid and glycoprotein genes of rabies viruses from the patient's and biting dog's brains were of identical sequences.

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Cited Authors

  • Shantavasinkul, P; Tantawichien, T; Wacharapluesadee, S; Jeamanukoolkit, A; Udomchaisakul, P; Chattranukulchai, P; Wongsaroj, P; Khawplod, P; Wilde, H; Hemachudha, T

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 19995214

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19995214

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-4838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/649873


  • eng