Typhus

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Typhus

Typhus is a general term for a group of diseases passed on by lice, flea, tick, and other insect bites. Types of typhus include epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, murine typhus. Common symptoms of most typhus cases include fever, headache, muscle aches, rapid breathing, and rash. Typhus is uncommon in the United States and can be prevented by avoiding contact with rats and keeping pets treated for ticks and fleas. Usually typhus can be cured with antibiotics.

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The terms "Typhus" returned 257 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of Guillain-Barre syndrome following scrub typhus.
 

Author(s): Vishal M Sawale, Sanjay Upreti, Th Suraj Singh, N Biplab Singh, Th Bhimo Singh

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):82-3.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Bayesian spatial modelling and the significance of agricultural land use to scrub typhus infection in Taiwan.
 

Author(s): Nicola A Wardrop, Chi-Chien Kuo, Hsi-Chieh Wang, Archie C A Clements, Pei-Fen Lee, Peter M Atkinson

Journal: Geospat Health. 2013 Nov;8(1):229-39.

 

Scrub typhus is transmitted by the larval stage of trombiculid mites. Environmental factors, including land cover and land use, are known to influence breeding and survival of trombiculid mites and, thus, also the spatial heterogeneity of scrub typhus risk. Here, a spatially autoregressive ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Eschar in scrub typhus: a valuable clue to the diagnosis.
 

Author(s): A P Kundavaram, A J Jonathan, S D Nathaniel, G M Varghese

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;59(3):177-8.

 

Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness widely prevalent in the 'tsutsugamushi triangle' region of the world. Clinical features include fever, myalgia, headache, rash, and a pathognomonic eschar. An eschar is formed by the bite of chigger mite that inoculates the causative agent ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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The terms "Typhus" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Concurrent Infection with murine typhus and scrub typhus in southern Laos--the mixed and the unmixed.
 

Author(s): Koukeo Phommasone, Daniel H Paris, Tippawan Anantatat, Josée Castonguay-Vanier, Sommay Keomany, Phoutthalavanh Souvannasing, Stuart D Blacksell, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul N Newton

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Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Scrub typhus: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis.
 

Author(s): Senaka Rajapakse, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Deepika Fernando

Journal: Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012 Apr;5(4):261-4.

 

Scrub typhus is a zoonosis caused by the pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi). The disease has significant prevalence in eastern and Southeast Asia. Usually presenting as an acute febrile illness, the diagnosis is often missed because of similarities with other tropical ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2012

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Diagnosis of scrub typhus.
 

Author(s): Gavin C K W Koh, Richard J Maude, Daniel H Paris, Paul N Newton, Stuart D Blacksell

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2010 Mar;82(3):368-70.

 

Scrub typhus is transmitted by trombiculid mites and is endemic to East and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. The clinical syndrome classically consists of a fever, rash, and eschar, but scrub typhus also commonly presents as an undifferentiated fever that requires laboratory ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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Laboratory Diagnosis of of Rickettsial and Rickettsia-like Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rickettsioses

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2012

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