Surgical manifestations of scrub typhus: A diagnostic dilemma.

BACKGROUND Scrub typhus, a zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is a systemic febrile illness. The disease presents with diverse clinical manifestations, ranging from subclinical disease to multiorgan failure and fatal disease. It may rarely present as an acute abdomen which may lead to a diagnostic dilemma. We describe two serologically confirmed… CONTINUE READING