Profile of organ dysfunction and predictors of mortality in severe scrub typhus infection requiring intensive care admission

@inproceedings{Griffith2014ProfileOO,
  title={Profile of organ dysfunction and predictors of mortality in severe scrub typhus infection requiring intensive care admission},
  author={Mathew F. Griffith and John Victor Peter and Gunasekaran Karthik and Kartik Ramakrishna and John Jude Antony Prakash and Rajamanickam C. Kalki and George M Varghese and Anugragh Chrispal and Kishore Pichamuthu and Ramya Iyyadurai and Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham},
  booktitle={Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Scrub typhus, a zoonotic rickettsial infection, is an important reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in the Indian subcontinent. We describe the clinical profile, organ dysfunction, and predictors of mortality of severe scrub typhus infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective study of patients admitted with scrub typhus infection to a tertiary care university affiliated teaching hospital in India during a 21-month period. RESULTS The cohort (n = 116) aged 40… CONTINUE READING

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