Scrub Typhus Involving Central Nervous System, India, 2004–2006

  title={Scrub Typhus Involving Central Nervous System, India, 2004–2006},
  author={Sanjay Kumar Mahajan and Jean Marc Rolain and Anil Kanga and Didier Raoult},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is one of the most common infectious diseases of rural southern Asia, southeastern Asia, and the western Pacifi c. The disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of larvae of trombiculid mites harboring the pathogen. The disease often appears as a nonspecifi c febrile illness. The clinical picture of scrub typhus is typically associated with fever, rash, myalgia, and diffuse lymphadenopathy (1). Immuno-fl uorescence assay (IFA) is… CONTINUE READING
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