Isolated cerebellar ataxia: an early neurological complication of enteric fever

Ann Trop Paediatr. 2009 Sep;29(3):217-9. doi: 10.1179/027249309X12467994693978.


Enteric fever is associated with a variety of clinical presentations and complications. Although central nervous system involvement is not uncommon in enteric fever, acute cerebellar ataxia as a presenting feature is rare. A 7-year-old boy with enteric fever who presented with acute cerebellar ataxia is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
  • Cerebellar Ataxia / drug therapy
  • Cerebellar Ataxia / etiology*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Typhoid Fever / complications*
  • Typhoid Fever / drug therapy


  • Ceftriaxone