Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Scrub Typhus with Partial Superior Orbital Fissure Syndrome

Sanyam K. Mahajan, Vinay Gupta, Sudhir Sharma, Suresh Thakur
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Vinay Gupta (MS)
Department of Ophthalmology
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Email id: drvinay66@gmail.com


Received: 15-JUL-2019 Accepted: 11-DEC-2020 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.549

Abstract
We report a case of a 33 year old woman suffering from scrub typhus who presented with binocular horizontal diplopia. Magnatic Resonance Imaging of Brain showed thickening and enhancement of the lateral wall of cavernous sinus, extending to involve orbital apex. She improved after treatment with doxycycline. Various ophthalmological manifestations of scrub typhus have also been reviewed.

Keywords :Rickettsia, superior orbital fissure, scrub typhus