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Indian J Med Res. 2019 Jun;149(6):790-794. doi: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1314_18.

Mortality due to scrub typhus - report of five cases.

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1
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Microbiology; Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
3
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
4
Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Scrub typhus is largely ignored in India particularly during outbreaks of viral fever. The disease course is often complicated leading to fatalities in the absence of treatment. However, if diagnosed early and a specific treatment is initiated, the cure rate is high. We report here five cases of scrub typhus to highlight the fact that high clinical suspicion for such a deadly disease is an absolute necessity.

KEYWORDS:

Acute febrile illness; chikungunya; dengue; mortality; scrub typhus

PMID:
31496533
DOI:
10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1314_18

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