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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Typhus" returned 379 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Scrub Typhus.
 

Author(s): Chang-Seop Lee, Jeong-Hwan Hwang

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Dec;373(25):2455.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

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Scrub Typhus Co-infection in an Adolescent Girl with Varicella.
 

Author(s): Anandhi Chandramohan, Soma Venkatesh, Gunasekaran Dhandapany, Selvaraj Stephen

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2015 Oct;52(10):891-2.

 

Co-infections with scrub typhus have been described quite frequently in adults but less frequently in children.

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Atypical eschar: An unusual cutaneous manifestation of scrub typhus.
 

Author(s): Moutusi Audhya, D Abirami, S Srikanth

Journal: J Vector Borne Dis. 2015 Sep;52(3):267-9.

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The terms "Typhus" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Spatiotemporal Database to Track Human Scrub Typhus Using the VectorMap Application.
 

Author(s): Daryl J Kelly, Desmond H Foley, Allen L Richards

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Scrub typhus is a potentially fatal mite-borne febrile illness, primarily of the Asia-Pacific Rim. With an endemic area greater than 13 million km2 and millions of people at risk, scrub typhus remains an underreported, often misdiagnosed febrile illness. A comprehensive, updatable ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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A Systematic Review of Mortality from Untreated Scrub Typhus (Orientia tsutsugamushi).
 

Author(s): Andrew J Taylor, Daniel H Paris, Paul N Newton

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Scrub typhus, a bacterial infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is increasingly recognized as an important cause of fever in Asia, with an estimated one million infections occurring each year. Limited access to health care and the disease's non-specific symptoms mean that many ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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Severe murine typhus with pulmonary system involvement.
 

Author(s): Thomas W van der Vaart, Pieter P A M van Thiel, Nicole P Juffermans, Michèle van Vugt, Suzanne E Geerlings, Martin P Grobusch, Abraham Goorhuis

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Aug;20(8):1375-7.

 

We encountered a case of severe murine typhus complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome. To determine worldwide prevalence of such cases, we reviewed the literature and found that respiratory symptoms occur in ≈30% of murine typhus patients. In disease-endemic areas, murine ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2014

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Scrub Typhus Pediatric Immunology Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scrub Typhus

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015

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Last Updated: 11 Jul 2006

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Last Updated: 5 Dec 2007

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