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 268 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis presentation in severe scrub typhus infection: a rare entity.
 

Author(s): Subhransu S Jena, Alexander Mathew, Aaron Sanjith, Sivadasan Ajith, Bijesh R Nair, John Prakash

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(3):308-10.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2014

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Scrub typhus in a child: looking behind the ear and beyond.
 

Author(s): Chandrasekaran Venkatesh, Russelian Arulraj, Palanisamy Soundararajan, Sadagopan Srinivasan

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;80(2):165-6.

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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Meteorological factors and risk of scrub typhus in Guangzhou, southern China, 2006-2012.
 

Author(s): Tiegang Li, Zhicong Yang, Zhiqiang Dong, Ming Wang

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Scrub typhus is becoming the most common vector born disease in Guangzhou, southern China. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of weather patterns on the incidence of Scrub typhus in the subtropical city of Guangzhou for the period 2006-2012, and assist public health prevention ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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The terms "Typhus" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case report of scrub typhus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome and a review of literature.
 

Author(s): Yun-Ho Lin, Yu-Hui Lin, Zhi-Yuan Shi

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 ;67(2):115-7.

 

A 34-year-old woman presented with septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and multiorgan dysfunction with a 1-week history of fever, abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant, and dull pain in the right flank. Physical and laboratory data showed cytopenia (thrombocytopenia ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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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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Last Updated: 11 Jul 2006

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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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