Indian Journal of Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 149  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 790--794

Mortality due to scrub typhus – report of five cases


Rama Chaudhry1, Chandan Kumar Thakur1, Nitin Gupta2, Tanu Sagar1, Tej Bahadur1, Naveet Wig4, Rita Sood4, Mahesh Chandra Misra3 
1 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Microbiology; Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Rama Chaudhry
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2059, II Floor, Teaching Block, New Delhi 110 029
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Chaudhry R, Thakur CK, Gupta N, Sagar T, Bahadur T, Wig N, Sood R, Misra MC. Mortality due to scrub typhus – report of five cases.Indian J Med Res 2019;149:790-794


How to cite this URL:
Chaudhry R, Thakur CK, Gupta N, Sagar T, Bahadur T, Wig N, Sood R, Misra MC. Mortality due to scrub typhus – report of five cases. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];149:790-794
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