Travel-acquired scrub typhus: emphasis on the differential diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies.
Scrub typhus should be considered in any febrile patient presenting with a macular rash, a polyadenopathy, an eschar, or a history of environmental exposure in endemic areas. The differential diagnosis includes malaria, typhoid fever, leptospirosis, and arboviroses. Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 7 days should be initiated as soon as the disease is suspected.
Anti-Bacterial AgentsBelgiumDiagnosis, DifferentialDoxycyclineExanthemaFever of Unknown OriginHumansIndiaLeptospirosisMalariaMaleMiddle AgedRisk AssessmentScrub TyphusTravelTropical MedicineTyphoid Fever
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