Cerebellar ataxia in enteric fever.

  title={Cerebellar ataxia in enteric fever.},
  author={Rustom S. Wadia and Nasli Rustom Ichaporia and R S Kiwalkar and Rana Amin and H V Sardesai},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={48 7},
In a study of enteric fever, cerebellar ataxia was found to be the commonest neurological manifestation, second only to toxic delirium. Excluding toxic delirium (found in 25-30% of cases) neurologic deficit was noted in 5.0% of a series of 718 consecutive cases; 2.3% showed cerebellar ataxia, either as an isolated feature or in association with other lesions. The ataxia usually appeared in the second week, and lasted a mean of 9.4 days. In 90% of cases it had cleared completely within a month.