scrub typhus


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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Descriptive parameters of the children (N=7) Parameter Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Age and sex 11 years, F 14 years, F 7 mo, F Clinical features Fever, abdominal Fever, Fever pain abdominal pain, tachycardia, hypotension Hepatosplenomegaly Present Present Present Predisposing factors Malnutrition Malnutrition None Single/multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple abscesses Blood culture Burkholderia Sterile Sterile pseudomallei* Serology Negative Negative Negative (Widal, Weil-Felix, IgM scrub typhus) Abscess size 2 x 3 mm 21 x 15 mm 33 x 31 mm (maximum) Treatment IVA IVA IVA, USG- guided aspiration Leukocyte count, 19 500 15 000 19 000 cumm.
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