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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 85-86

Scrub typhus causing myocarditis and ARDS: A case report


Department of General Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, India

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Sai Lakshmikanth Bharathi
No. 18, 29th Street, Thillai Ganga Nagar, Nanganallur, Chennai - 600 061, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449x.122785

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Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is endemic in the so-called "tsutsugamushi triangle". There is a wide spectrum of presentation of the disease ranging from uncomplicated febrile illness to life-threatening sepsis with multiorgan dysfunction. We are presenting a case of scrub typhus causing myocarditis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in an adult female with no previous comorbid illness who recovered fully with prompt treatment in spite of prolonged ventilator support, emphasizng the need for early diagnosis and prompt treatment with antirickettsial antibiotics in a patient presenting with features of scrub typhus.


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