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 263 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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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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Abducens nerve palsy in a patient with scrub typhus: a case report.
 

Author(s): B Bhardwaj, P Panda, S Revannasiddaiah, H Bhardwaj

Journal: Trop Biomed. 2013 Dec;30(4):706-9.

 

Abducens nerve palsy is a known but rare complication of a few bacterial and viral infections like Mycoplasma pneumonia, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Hanta virus, herpes zoster, and measles. Abducens nerve palsy due to scrub typhus is extremely rare and so far only one case ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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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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Laboratory Diagnosis of of Rickettsial and Rickettsia-like Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rickettsioses

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2012

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