Eschar: a clue to scrub typhus

Shiao, Chih-Chung; Lin, Seng-Yi
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1152
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study of a 33-year-old Taiwanese man who was admitted with a three-day history of headache, fever, and skin rashes. The doxycycline has been prescribed to a patient after working diagnosis of scrub typhus. It states that the indirect fluorescent method has been used to confirm that the diagnosis of scrub typhus was serological. Moreover, it discusses the scrub typhus which is a fatal mite-borne rickettsial infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi.


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