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Outbreak of scrub typhus in the North East Himalayan region-Sikkim: an emerging threat.
Indian J Med Microbiol. 2013 Jan-Mar; 31(1):72-4.IJ

Abstract

Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness that is known to be endemic in the South East Asian countries and the Western Pacific region. We here report an outbreak in the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim. Patients with pyrexia of unknown origin were evaluated. They were screened by Weil-Felix test and the rapid immunochromatographic method. Samples that were positive by either Weil-Felix agglutination test or by rapid immunochromatography were confirmed by IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). A total 204 samples were screened. Sixty-three patients were confirmed positive among which 42 were male and 21 were female. Effective management and early administration of antibiotics will help prevent the complications and mortality associated with scrub typhus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Sir Thotub Namgyal Memorial Hospital, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23508434

Citation

Gurung, S, et al. "Outbreak of Scrub Typhus in the North East Himalayan region-Sikkim: an Emerging Threat." Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 31, no. 1, 2013, pp. 72-4.
Gurung S, Pradhan J, Bhutia PY. Outbreak of scrub typhus in the North East Himalayan region-Sikkim: an emerging threat. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2013;31(1):72-4.
Gurung, S., Pradhan, J., & Bhutia, P. Y. (2013). Outbreak of scrub typhus in the North East Himalayan region-Sikkim: an emerging threat. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 31(1), 72-4. https://doi.org/10.4103/0255-0857.108729
Gurung S, Pradhan J, Bhutia PY. Outbreak of Scrub Typhus in the North East Himalayan region-Sikkim: an Emerging Threat. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2013 Jan-Mar;31(1):72-4. PubMed PMID: 23508434.
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