Author: G N S Sangeetha Lakshmi
Rabies is an acute highly fatal viral disease of the CNS caused by Lyssavirus Type-I. It has a long and variable incubation period. It is a communicable disease of man that is always fatal. The combined administration of a single dose of anti rabies serum with a course of vaccine, together with local treatment of the wound is the best specific prophylactic treatment after exposure of man to rabies. Here, we report a case of rabies, who developed the disease in spite of having taken three doses of anti rabies vaccine (Post exposure).
Keywords: Rabies Immunoglobulin, Human Diploid Cell Vaccine, Post-exposure Prophylaxis, Intra-dermal Regimen.