tsutsugamushi disease


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tsutsugamushi disease

[‚tsü·sə·gə′mü·shē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A rickettsial disease of humans caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by larval mites, and characterized by headache, high fever, and a rash. Also known as scrub typhus.
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Significantly higher cytokine and chemokine levels in patients with Japanese spotted fever than in those with tsutsugamushi disease. J Clin Microbiol.
The term 'Tsutsugamushi disease' has been in use since 1810 to describe these fevers, but is not the only term used by the Japanese.
To the Editor: Scrub typhus, or tsutsugamushi disease, is a febrile illness caused by the rickettsial bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi.
(5.) Nagaki Y, Hayasaka S, Kadoi C, Matsumoto M, Sakagami T Branch retinal vein occlusion in the right eye and retinal hemorrhage in the left in a patient with classical Tsutsugamushi disease. 2001; Jpn J Ophthalmol 45: 108-110.