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BUSTOS CLARO, Marlon Mauricio et al. Encephalitis Due to Rabies Secondary to the Bite of a Cat Infected With a Rabies Virus of Silvester Origen. Infect. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.3, pp.167-170. ISSN 0123-9392.

Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease, caused by a virus of the genus Lyssavirus of the Rhabdoviridae family. Its main source is transmission from animals to humans bite. The disease is fatal and has been reported to occur in rural and urban cycles. This reported case is a 22-year old, who was admitted with symptoms of neuropathic pain in the right arm, with a history of being bitten by a cat a few months earlier. The patient was hospitalized in the Neurology Department for suspected brachial plexopathy, and normal spinal MRI and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were found. The patient subsequently presented encephalopathic decline that resulted in death within a few days. It was confirmed that the patient had encephalitis due to the rabies virus. We present the management of the patient and all epidemiological links.

Keywords : Rabies; Encephalitis; Lyssavirus; Zoonoses; Colombia.

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