Central nervous system vasculitis: a rare manifestation of leptospirosis presenting as bilateral cortical blindness

Rajesh Jhorawat, Neha Bansal, Vinay Malhotra, Pankaj Beniwal


Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis in the warm and humid region caused by spirochetal infection. It is an occupational disease with clinical manifestation varies from subclinical, self-limited infection to severe and potentially fatal disease. The most frequent neurologic manifestation in leptospirosis is aseptic meningitis. Other manifestations are encephalitis, cerebellitis, myelitis, intracranial bleed, and movement disorders. Here, we report a case of central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis in severe leptospirosis.


Vasculitis, Leptospirosis, Bilateral cortical blindness

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