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Scrub typhus during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature.
Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2004 Jun; 35(2):358-60.SA

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a rickettsial disease that is uncommon during pregnancy. We report a case of a 33-year-old woman, G1P0, 29 weeks pregnancy who presented to hospital with high fever, chill and headache for two weeks. Her diagnosis of scrub typhus was confirmed by serum immunofluorescent assay. She was successfully treated with chloramphenicol, but preterm delivery occurred. Her infant died from respiratory distress syndrome. No vertical transmission was demonstrated in this case. Scrub typhus should be listed in the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness in pregnant women, who either live in, or return from, endemic areas. Chloramphenicol can be used safely during pregnancy if it is not circulating at the time of delivery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. vorapong.p@chula.ac.thNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15691136

Citation

Phupong, Vorapong, and Kanyalak Srettakraikul. "Scrub Typhus During Pregnancy: a Case Report and Review of the Literature." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 35, no. 2, 2004, pp. 358-60.
Phupong V, Srettakraikul K. Scrub typhus during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2004;35(2):358-60.
Phupong, V., & Srettakraikul, K. (2004). Scrub typhus during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 35(2), 358-60.
Phupong V, Srettakraikul K. Scrub Typhus During Pregnancy: a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2004;35(2):358-60. PubMed PMID: 15691136.
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