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Scrub typhus in Southern India: are we doing enough?
Trop Doct. 2010 Jul; 40(3):149-51.TD

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. We report on a retrospective analysis of clinical manifestations, lab investigations and outcome of patients admitted to our hospital from January 2009 to December 2009 with scrub typhus. The Weil-Felix test was the serological method used to diagnose scrub typhus. A total of 29 patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus and the majority of them presented with fever (100%), headache (51%), myalgia (51%) and gastrointestinal symptoms (44%) as predominant features. Six patients (20%) presented with altered sensorium and signs of meningial irritation. There is an emergence of rickettsial infection in southern India, posing diagnostic difficulty and delay in treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment are important as it prevents serious complications associated with the disease.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20555045

Citation

Razak, Abdul, et al. "Scrub Typhus in Southern India: Are We Doing Enough?" Tropical Doctor, vol. 40, no. 3, 2010, pp. 149-51.
Razak A, Sathyanarayanan V, Prabhu M, et al. Scrub typhus in Southern India: are we doing enough? Trop Doct. 2010;40(3):149-51.
Razak, A., Sathyanarayanan, V., Prabhu, M., Sangar, M., & Balasubramanian, R. (2010). Scrub typhus in Southern India: are we doing enough? Tropical Doctor, 40(3), 149-51. https://doi.org/10.1258/td.2010.090508
Razak A, et al. Scrub Typhus in Southern India: Are We Doing Enough. Trop Doct. 2010;40(3):149-51. PubMed PMID: 20555045.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Scrub typhus in Southern India: are we doing enough? AU - Razak,Abdul, AU - Sathyanarayanan,Vishwanath, AU - Prabhu,Mukhyaprana, AU - Sangar,Madhusudan, AU - Balasubramanian,R, PY - 2010/6/18/entrez PY - 2010/6/18/pubmed PY - 2010/8/4/medline SP - 149 EP - 51 JF - Tropical doctor JO - Trop Doct VL - 40 IS - 3 N2 - Scrub typhus is a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. We report on a retrospective analysis of clinical manifestations, lab investigations and outcome of patients admitted to our hospital from January 2009 to December 2009 with scrub typhus. The Weil-Felix test was the serological method used to diagnose scrub typhus. A total of 29 patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus and the majority of them presented with fever (100%), headache (51%), myalgia (51%) and gastrointestinal symptoms (44%) as predominant features. Six patients (20%) presented with altered sensorium and signs of meningial irritation. There is an emergence of rickettsial infection in southern India, posing diagnostic difficulty and delay in treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment are important as it prevents serious complications associated with the disease. SN - 1758-1133 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20555045/Scrub_typhus_in_Southern_India:_are_we_doing_enough L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1258/td.2010.090508?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -