Murine (Endemic Flea-Borne) Typhus Fever - A Case Report

Y.S. Chen

1995 Vol.11 NO.10

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The patient, a 73-year-old retired serviceman, currently unemployed, had been under regular medication for 17 years for Diabetes mellitus. Eighteen months prior to admission, he had developed cortical aphasia from temporal area cerebrovascular accident. Several months later, his neurological functions recovered and was without significant sequlae. Then, two weeks before admission he developed a dry cough for which he received treatment as an outpatient. Though a chest X-ray showed mild infiltration of the lower parts of both lungs, the dry cough stopped after several days of medication.