Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases (Feb 2013)

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum due to paralytic rabies

  • Wuping Wang,
  • Yunfeng Ni,
  • Kongxiang Gao,
  • Qiang Lu,
  • Xiaofei Li

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 17, no. 1
pp. 94 – 96


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Rabies is a fatal disease resulting from rabies virus infection, causing severe neurological symptoms and ultimately death by destroying the nervous system. In general, a patient tends to see a neurologist or an infectious diseases physician, with very common and typical discipline-related signs and symptoms, such as hydrophobia, aerophobia, and mental disorders. However, we reported a rabies patient who was first admitted to see a thoracic surgeon with spontaneous pneumomediastinum.