February 1983

Neurogenic Bladder in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn. Dr Curry is now with the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(2):365. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020191038

• A previously healthy 29-year-old man who had verified Rocky Mountain spotted fever had a flaccid neurogenic bladder that resolved as he recovered from his infection. The neurologic complications of this disease are presumed to be related to vasculitis with resulting ischemia or infarction of nervous tissue.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:365)