Unilateral lateral rectus palsy: An uncommon presentation of Scrub Typhus

Ete K, Habung H and Deshpandey JJ

Published on: 2023-10-04


Scrub typhus is a zoonotic disease caused by rickettsia [1], Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is transmitted to humans by an arthropod vector of Trombiculidae family. It usually presents with acute febrile illness with or without multiorgan failure. Central nervous system involvement [2] usually presents with acute meningoencephalitis, however isolated cranial nerve palsy are rare.