Mortality due to scrub typhus - Report of five cases

Rama Chaudhry, Chandan Kumar Thakur, Nitin Gupta, Tanu Sagar, Tej Bahadur, Naveet Wig, Rita Sood, Mahesh Chandra Misra

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Scrub typhus is largely ignored in India particularly during outbreaks of viral fever. The disease course is often complicated leading to fatalities in the absence of treatment. However, if diagnosed early and a specific treatment is initiated, the cure rate is high. We report here five cases of scrub typhus to highlight the fact that high clinical suspicion for such a deadly disease is an absolute necessity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-794
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 06-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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