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Scrub typhus - A case report



Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (O.tsutsugamushi). The disease is of greatest public health importance in southern India and Northeastern states of India. The clinical manifestation of the disease ranges from subclinical to an organ failure. There may be development of complications like liver failure, renal failure, pneumonitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),  septic shock, myocarditis and meningio-encephalitis in  untreated case. This is a case report of 32 year old farmer with scrub typhus, who presented with multiorgan dysfunction and recovered c ompletely with proper diagnosis and treatment.


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