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Scrub Typhus Infection: A Rare Pneumonia Mimic

Hiremath Sagar

Keywords : Pediatric, Pneumonia, Scrub typhus

Citation Information : Sagar H. Scrub Typhus Infection: A Rare Pneumonia Mimic. Pediatr Inf Dis 2022; 4 (1):19-20.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1314

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Scrub typhus is a common infection in tropical countries affecting mainly the pediatric population. It is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi with characteristic pathological change being focal or disseminated vasculitis. Main clinical symptoms involve fever, rash, headache, myalgia along with edema of the face and limbs. Lobar pneumonia is not a common manifestation of scrub typhus infection. Here, we discuss a case of a girl who presented with unilateral neck swelling with lobar pneumonia who turned up to be positive for scrub typhus infection.

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