Acute severe monarthritis: A rare manifestation of scrub typhus

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Scrub typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi is an important cause for fever of unknown origin in endemic areas including India. The vasculitis associated with the disease leads to a variety of clinical manifestations. However, the joint involvement is quite rare and not reported in children. We present severe arthritis of hip joint associated with scrub typhus causing a diagnostic and management challenges in a 4-year-old girl.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere227002
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Medicine(all)


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