scrub typhus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to scrub typhus: leptospirosis

scrub typhus

n.
An acute infectious disease common in Asia that is caused by the mite-borne bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi and is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph nodes, and sometimes skin lesions, including an eschar at the site of infection. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.

scrub typhus

n
(Pathology) an acute febrile disease characterized by severe headache, skin rash, chills, and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bite of mites infected with the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi: occurs mainly in Asia, Australia, and the islands of the western Pacific

scrub′ ty′phus


n.
an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and SE Asia, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrub typhus - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asiascrub typhus - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
References in periodicals archive ?
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Scrub Typhus in India
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply of Antimicrobial hand gel,Flextor Sachet, Liniar Cutter Stapler Gun, 100 mm with US FDA and CE Cert,Kit Scrub Typhus Antibody Test SD (30 Test kit)
SAN DIEGO -- Typhus in many forms, particularly scrub typhus, has reemerged worldwide, but none of these rickettsial infections poses a significant public health threat if promptly diagnosed, according to an update presented at an annual scientific meeting on infectious diseases.
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile infection transmitted by the bite of leptotrombidium, chigger mite larvae.
For instance, in the South Pacific, Oceania, and Asia trombiculid mites of the genus Leptotrombidium are known to be vectors of tsutsugamushi, also known as scrub typhus.
They collaborated with US Army and Malaysian medical officers on protection against scrub typhus and snake envenomation.
In later stages, EVD is differentiated from Rickettsial disease, Sepsis, Scrub typhus, Q fever, viral hepatitis, visceral leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis, Histoplasmosis and Candidiasis.
2] Scrub typhus is prevalent in scrub jungle where forest is regrowing after being cleared, hence the name.
Three weeks ago, she was diagnosed as scrub typhus with fever, severe myalgia, arthralgia, rash, and eschar in the right arm at another hospital (Figure 1).
tions of scrub typhus which manifests as a nonproductive cough and breathlessness and leads to ARDS which could be life- threatening.
Objective: This retrospective study investigated abnormal hepatic dysfunction and abdominal computed Tomography (CT) findings in scrub typhus.
Scrub typhus is a common infectious disease in tropical countries but has protean manifestations.