Typhus

Common Name(s)

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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Typhus" returned 259 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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Scrub typhus is an under-recognized cause of acute febrile illness with acute kidney injury in India.
 

Author(s): Vivek Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Ashok K Yadav, Sreenivasa Iyengar, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Ritesh Aggarwal, Sanjay Jain, Vivekanand Jha

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Infection-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the tropical region. The prevalence and outcome of kidney involvement, especially AKI, in scrub typhus is not known. We investigated all patients with undiagnosed fever and ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Scrub typhus in South India: a re-emerging infectious disease.
 

Author(s): Selvaraj Stephen, Gandhi Kandhakumari, Jothimani Pradeep, Shanmugam M Vinithra, Pakirsamy K Siva, Mohamed Hanifah, Elangovan Vanithadevi

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 ;66(6):552-4.

 

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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The terms "Typhus" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Scrub typhus in mainland China, 2006-2012: the need for targeted public health interventions.
 

Author(s): Wen-Yi Zhang, Li-Ya Wang, Fan Ding, Wen-Biao Hu, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Hai-Long Sun, Yun-Xi Liu, Qi-Yong Liu, Liu-Yu Huang, Archie C A Clements, Shen-Long Li, Cheng-Yi Li

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Last Updated: 3 Jan 2014

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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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Unresolved problems related to scrub typhus: a seriously neglected life-threatening disease.
 

Author(s): Daniel H Paris, Thomas R Shelite, Nicholas P Day, David H Walker

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2013 Aug;89(2):301-7.

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Last Updated: 11 Jul 2006

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Last Updated: 5 Dec 2007

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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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