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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 298-300

Lesson learnt from a missed case of scrub typhus: An interesting case report


1 Mount Tabor Medical Mission Hospital, Mathur, Pudukkottai, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prabha Thangaraj
Department of Community Medicine, Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JDRNTRUHS.JDRNTRUHS_78_18

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The diagnosis of scrub typhus, though endemic in several parts of India, is missed due to various reasons such as nonspecific presentation of symptoms, lack of knowledge among treating physician, and poor access to diagnostic facilities. We present a case of scrub typhus in a 43-year-old woman whose clinical diagnosis was missed by two other physicians whom she approached before visiting us. A detailed history of social environment and general examination was sufficient to arrive at a diagnosis which was confirmed by the presence of IgM antibodies against scrub typhus.


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