tsutsugamushi disease


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tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi disease

 (tso͞o′tso͞o-gə-mo͞o′shē)
[Japanese tsutsugamushi, typhus mite : tsutsuga, illness + mushi, tick.]

tsutsugamushi disease

(ˌtsʊtsʊɡəˈmʊʃɪ)
n
1. (Pathology) one of the five major groups of acute infectious rickettsial diseases affecting man, common in Asia and including scrub typhus. It is caused by the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by the bite of mites
2. (Pathology) another name for scrub typhus
[from Japanese, from tsutsuga disease + mushi insect]
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Noun1.tsutsugamushi disease - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asiatsutsugamushi disease - 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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Direct cytopathic liver injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with gilliam- type tsutsugamushi disease.
The larvae of chigger mites are the vector of tsutsugamushi disease (scrub typhus) which is easily transmitted to humans from their rodent hosts (Li et al.
Scrub typhus or tsutsugamushi disease is a febrile illness caused by bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi of the family Rickettsia.