alexa Scrub typhus mimicking enteric fever; a report of three patients.

Author(s): Premaratna R, Nawasiwatte BM, Niriella MA, Chandrasena TG, Bandara NK,

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Abstract We report three patients who presented with fever and late onset diarrhoea mimicking enteric fever. All three patients were diagnosed with an Orientia tsutsugamushi infection and responded dramatically to doxycycline treatment. Clinicians practicing in rickettsial disease endemic areas should be made aware of similar clinical presentations in order to prevent morbidity and mortality associated with rickettsioses. Copyright 2009 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg and referenced in

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