Clinical and laboratory findings associated with severe scrub typhus

  title={Clinical and laboratory findings associated with severe scrub typhus},
  author={Dong-Min Kim and Seok Won Kim and Seong-Hyung Choi and Na Yun},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND Scrub typhus is a mite-borne bacterial infection of humans caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi that causes a generalized vasculitis that may involve the tissues of any organ system. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated to severe complications from scrub typhus. METHODS We conducted this prospective, case-control study on scrub typhus patients who presented to the Department of Internal Medicine at Chosun University Hospital between September, 2004 and December… CONTINUE READING


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