Prevalence of scrub typhus in pyrexia of unknown origin and assessment of interleukin-8, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon-gamma levels in scrub typhus-positive patients.

@article{Rizvi2018PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of scrub typhus in pyrexia of unknown origin and assessment of interleukin-8, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon-gamma levels in scrub typhus-positive patients.},
  author={Meher Rizvi and Asfia Sultan and Madhav Chowdhry and Mohd W Azam and Fatima Khan and Indu Shukla and Haris Manzoor Khan},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          76-80
        }
}
Background Scrub typhus is lesser known cause of fever of unknown origin in India. Even if there have been reports documenting the prevalence of scrub typhus in different parts of India, it is still an unknown entity, and clinicians usually do not consider it as differential diagnosis. The present study was performed to document the prevalence of scrub typhus among febrile patients in western part of Uttar Pradesh and to assess the clinical profile of infected patients on the one hand and… CONTINUE READING