scrub typhus


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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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For example, in a study undertaken in his region of India, the seroprevalence of scrub typhus was 31.
The clinical features of scrub typhus are non-specific-fever, eschar at the site of bite, lymphadenopathy, organomegaly.
Frances SP, Watcharapichat P, Phulsuksombati D, Tanskul P Investigation of the role of Blankaartia acuscutellaris (Acari: Trombiculidae) as a vector of scrub typhus in central Thailand.
Evaluation of tests for serological diagnosis of scrub typhus.
KEY WORDS: Scrub typhus, Orientia tsutsugamushi, Hepatitis, Computed tomography.
It is increasingly evident that scrub typhus needs to be considered along with enteric fever, malaria, dengue and tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of all acute febrile illnesses in children irrespective of the symptoms, localizing signs and presence or absence of eschar.
37) In addition, doxycycline, 200 mg po daily, may provide effective chemoprophylaxis for scrub typhus in endemic areas of the tropics.
Later in 1944, Marinus was seconded to the Wellcome Research Laboratories of Tyburn, to head up the large-scale production of scrub typhus vaccine.
tritaeniorhynchus), scrub typhus transmitted to humans via mites on rodents to bovine tropical theileriosis in cattle.
3) Some recent articles from Entrez PubMed list: vaccinia, (4) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, (5) leptospirosis, (6) anthrax, (7) human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, (8) severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS, virus, (9) scrub typhus, (10) and various parasites.
Rickettsiae consist of three groups of bacteria: the spotted fever group, the typhus group, and the scrub typhus group.
At that time, he became ill with scrub typhus, a type of tropical disease, and was sent to a field hospital.