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scrub typhus:

see rickettsiarickettsia
, any of an order (Rickettsiales) of very small microorganisms, many disease-causing, that live in vertebrates and are transmitted by bloodsucking parasitic arthropods such as fleas, lice (see louse), and ticks.
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; typhustyphus,
any of a group of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms classified between bacteria and viruses, known as rickettsias. Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache.
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scrub typhus

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Most importantly, the paradigm of the geographic limitation of scrub typhus to the Asia-Pacific region, which had been unchallenged since the first scientific description of this disease at the beginning of the last century, has been superseded in light of the recent identification of scrub typhus cases on the Arabian Peninsula (Dubai) and South America (Chiloe Island in Chile) (4,5).
Scrub typhus complications can be manifested by ARDS, encephalitis, interstitial pneumonia, acute renal and/or hepatic failure as well as acute myocarditis.
Table no.2 shown the age & sex wise distribution of scrub typhus. As per symptom wise incidence rate was also included in present study, highest bacteria was isolated from rash (32.14%) and lowest from eschar and insect bite history (6%).
The Student t-test and the [chi square] test were used to compare the baseline clinical characteristics of SFTS and scrub typhus patients.
Scrub typhus is endemic to a distinct region, the tsutsugamushi triangle, which include Japan, Taiwan, China and South Korea.
Serum samples were tested for the presence of specific antibodies to the causative agents of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and spotted fever group rickettsioses using indirect immunofluorescent staining assays (IFA).
For example, scrub typhus, unlike Rocky Mountain Fever, which is caused by tick bites, does not generally include a rash.
[6] The Kathmandu Post, "Scrub Typhus claims nine in six months," 2016, http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-10-19/ scrub-typhus-claims-nine-in-six-months.html.
In Nagaland, India, in 2006, scrub typhus was first reported at Longsa village in Mokokchung district.
In our patient, close temporal relationship between scrub typhus and AOSD strongly suggested that scrub typhus triggered AOSD.
tions of scrub typhus which manifests as a nonproductive cough and breathlessness and leads to ARDS which could be life- threatening.
Methods: Three hundred forty nine adult patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus. Ninety four underwent abdominal CT.