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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 303-305

Scrub Typhus (Chigger – Borne Typhus): A Case of Scrub Typhus with Eschar
D.Therese Mary*
Institute of Microbiology Madras Medical College Chennai Tamil Nadu India
*Corresponding author

Scrub Typhus is a place disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi an obligate intracellular gram negative bacteria. It is found in areas with a suitable climate, plenty of moisture and scrub vegetation. The vectors are trombiculid mites. Human beings are infected when they are bitten by the mite larvae (chiggers). We report a case of 2½ yrs old male child who presented with fever, headache and eschar on the Right Thigh. The child was investigated for scrub typhus as he had classical features. Child was positive for scrub typhus and he recovered with proper antibiotic therapy.

Keywords: Scrub Typhus, Eschar, Chiggers.

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Therese Mary, D., 2016. Scrub Typhus (Chigger – Borne Typhus): A Case of Scrub Typhus with EscharInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 303-305. doi:
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