Scrub Typhus – An Overlooked Aetiology for Acute Febrile Illness in Bangladesh: A Case Report

  • Shahana Zaman Junior Consultant, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka
  • Lubna Rashid Renal Registrar, St. Helier Hospital, UK
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Associate Professor, Nephrology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
Keywords: Bangladesh, eschar, Orientia tsutsugamushi, rickettsial fever

Abstract

Rickettsial fevers are a heterogeneous group of illness characterized by fever, headache, myalgia and rash. Rickettsia has a wide global distribution and regional species specificity. In spite of significant serosurveillance reports, rickettsial fevers are occasionally reported in Bangladesh. Here, we report a case of scrub typhus occurring in a young girl who presented with fever and had a typical eschar. We emphasize rickettsial fever should be a differential diagnosis in acute fever without localizing symptoms and signs in Bangladesh.

Birdem Med J 2019; 9(1): 80-81

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2019-01-12
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Zaman, S., Rashid, L., & Rahim, M. A. (2019). Scrub Typhus – An Overlooked Aetiology for Acute Febrile Illness in Bangladesh: A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 9(1), 80-81. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v9i1.39730
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