Immunovirological Correlates in Human Rabies Treated With Therapeutic Coma

M. Hunter, N. Johnson, S. Hedderwick, Conall McCaughey, K. Lowry, J. McConville, B. Herron, S. McQuaid, D. Marston, T. Goddard, G. Harkess, H. Goharriz, K. Voller, T. Solomon, R.E. Willoughby, A.R. Fooks

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A 37-year-old woman was admitted to hospital and over the next 5 days developed a progressive encephalitis. Nuchal skin biopsy, analyzed using a Rabies TaqMan(C) PCR, demonstrated rabies virus RNA. She had a history in keeping with exposure to rabies whilst in South Africa, but had not received pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis. She was treated with a therapeutic coma according to the
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1255-1265
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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