Rabies Encephalitis

Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi, MBBS, FCPS, EDiR


Appl Radiol. 2022;51(6):44-46. 

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Case Summary

An adult with no known comorbidities presented to the emergency department with altered consciousness, fever, and right-sided weakness following a dog bite to the right leg 15 days prior. The patient had received two doses of anti-rabies vaccine and immunoglobulins on days 8 and 10 post-bite. On general physical examination, the patient was agitated with a positive fan test for aerophobia and hypersalivation. On neurological examination, the patient had a Glasgow coma score of 9/15. The pupils were reactive and normal in size. The cardiovascular examination and lab tests, including CBC and blood glucose, were also normal.