Scrub typhus: Jammu outbreak-2009

Annil Mahajan, D. S. Jasrotia, R. S. Charak, Tejinder Kumar, P. L. Bhagat, Neeraj Sharma, B. B. Gupta

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Abstract

This is a first report of 20 adult cases describing clinical feature, epidemiological profile and treatment outcome of clinically diagnosed scrub typhus confirmed by test for antibodies (IgM) to O.tsutsugamushi using ELISA kit. Majority of the cases belonged to the district Rajouri (45%) froming hilly & rural belts.Outbreak was Autumn Winter type as all cases reported in month of September and October. The common clinical features were fever 100%, myalgia 50%, headache 30%, conjunctival congestion 30%, eschar 35%, rash 25%, lymphadenopathy 45%, splenomegaly 40%, hepatomegaly 40%, edema 25%, ARDS 35%, altered sensorium 10%, hypotension 20% & metrorrhagia in 5% of patients. Use of Immunological test helped to establish diagnosis of scrub typhus.Thus all the cases were managed successfully without any mortality with doxycycline and or azithromycine & one with addition of rifampicin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalJK Science
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Orientia Tsutsugamushi
  • Rickettsial
  • Scrub Typhus

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    Mahajan, A., Jasrotia, D. S., Charak, R. S., Kumar, T., Bhagat, P. L., Sharma, N., & Gupta, B. B. (2010). Scrub typhus: Jammu outbreak-2009. JK Science, 12(2), 98-101.