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Acute Cholangitis Caused by Boryong Strain of Orientia tsutsugamushi

Lee KH, Heo ST, Jeong SU, Kim My, Jeong WS, Hyun CL, Kim YK, Yoo JR

Scrub typhus present with a variety clinical manifestations caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, it is sometimes accompanied by severe complications. The clinical course of this complication is not well clear. Herein,...
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Erythematous Patch in Tsutsugamushi Disease – An Atypical Form of Eschar

Chung MH, Kang JS

Tsutsugamushi disease is caused by the bacterium, Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by chigger mites. In addition to the typical dark eschar, various forms of the eschar, including papules and vesicles,...
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Surveillance of Chigger Mite Vectors for Tsutsugamushi Disease in the Hwaseong Area, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, 2015

Bahk YY, Jun H, Park SH, Jung H, Jegal S, Kim-Jeon MD, Roh JY, Lee WG, Ahn SK, Lee J, Joo K, Gong YW, Kwon MJ, Kim TS

Owing to global climate change, the global resurgence of vector-borne infectious diseases and their potential to inflict widespread casualties among human populations has emerged as a pivotal burden on public...
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The Eschar Size and Early Inoculation Lesion of Tsutsugamushi Disease on Jeju Island, Korea

Kim YH, Hyun W, Kim DP, Chung MH, Im JH, Baek JH, Lee JS, Kang JS

BACKGROUND: Tsutsugamushi disease, or scrub typhus, is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is followed by chronic latent infection. People who reside in areas endemic of tsutsugamushi...
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History of Tsutsugamushi Disease in Korea

Chung MH, Kang JS

Tsutsugamushi disease or scrub typhus in Korea was first officially reported in foreign soldiers in 1951 and in indigenous persons in 1986. However, the history is further prolonged. The book...
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Mathematical Modeling for Scrub Typhus and Its Implications for Disease Control

Min KD, Cho SI

BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of scrub typhus has been increasing in the Republic of Korea. Previous studies have suggested that this trend may have resulted from the effects of climate...
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Histopathologic Finding of Perieschar Lesions in Tsutsugamushi Disease Shows Lymphocytic Vasculitis Mimicking Angiocentric Lymphoma

Jang MS, Park JB, Lee KH, Jang JY, Yang MH, Kim JH, Hwangbo H, Lee TG, Suh KS

BACKGROUND: Tsutsugamushi disease is an acute, febrile, infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. Several studies investigating the histopathologic findings of eschars in tsutsugamushi disease reported leukocytoclastic vasculitis and neutrophil infiltration...
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Tsutsugamushi Disease and Acute Bilateral Hearing Loss

Nam CH, Choi M, Kim JS, Kim JY, Hong SP, Park BC, Kim MH

  • KMID: 2132669
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(10):788-791.
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The main symptoms of scrub typhus are fever, eschar, generalized rash, and swelling of the lymph nodes. Complications include...
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A Comparison of Clinical Manifestations of Patients with Tsutsugamushi Disease between Children and Adults

Ho YH, Park KC, Jang YT

  • KMID: 1720813
  • Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.
  • 2014 Aug;21(2):104-113.
PURPOSE: We compared the clinical manifestations of patients with tsutsugamushi disease between children and adults. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2012, 768 patients diagnosed with tsutsugamushi disease were retrospectively reviewed,...
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Trends in the Incidence of Scrub Typhus: The Fastest Growing Vector-Borne Disease in Korea

Jeong MA, Youn SK, Kim YK, Lee H, Kim SJ, Sohn A

Scrub typhus, also called tsutsugamushi disease, is classified as a Group 3 disease in Korea according to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance Systems. It is an infectious disease transmitted to...
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ANCA-associated Vasculitis after Scrub Typhus

Kang Y, Jang HW, Han SH, Jeong SJ, Ku NS, Baek JH, Kim CO, Choi JY, Song YG, Lee S, Park YB, Lee SK, Kim SM, Kim JM

Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is a primary systemic vasculitis that affects the small vessels, and ANCA is involved as the common pathogenesis. Environmental factors such as infectious agents have...
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Case of Tsutsugamushi Disease With Anterior Uveitis

Choi ES, Moon SJ, Kim HS, Lee KH

  • KMID: 2337888
  • J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.
  • 2010 Oct;51(10):1414-1418.
PURPOSE: To report a single case of tsutsugamushi disease with anterior uveitis and eschars on the upper eyelid. CASE SUMMARY: A 56-year-old female patient complained of ocular pain and gradually decreasing...
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A Case of Tsutsugamushi Disease Associated With Intermediate Uveitis and Retinal Detachment

Lee CK, Park JM

  • KMID: 2425099
  • J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.
  • 2010 May;51(5):784-789.
PURPOSE: The authors report a Tsutsugamushi patient who has intermediate uveitis and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment without a typical skin eschar, which may be rare. CASE SUMMARY: The authors present a case...
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Clinical Features of Tsutsugamushi Disease in the Emergency Department

Lee JY, Lee SB, Do BS

  • KMID: 2332702
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2009 Oct;20(5):569-576.
PURPOSE: Many of the febrile diseases developing in Korea during the autumn are tsutsugamushi disease. The pathogen of the disease is rickettsia of oriental tsutsugamushi. The aim of this research...
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A Case of Tsutsugamushi Disease after Traveling to the Philippines

Kim KH, Kim NH, Kim M, Kim CJ, Jeon JH, Park WB, Jang WJ, Park SW, Kim IS, Oh MD, Choe KW

Infectious diseases imported from other countries have increased as more and more Koreans are going abroad for various purposes. Tsutsugamushi disease from other endemic area such as Southeast Asia is...
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A Case of Scrub Typhus in Summer Presenting as Atypical Pneumonia

Park SD, Chung MH, Lee HM, Kim MK, Kang JS

Scrub typhus usually occurs in October and November in Korea. Its typical clinical manifestations are fever, rash, eschar, and lymphadenopathies. Pneumonitis may occur, however, it occurs as a complication at...
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A Case of Scrub Typhys during Pregnancy Treated with Azithromycin

Song HJ, Hong WK, Lee HS, Shin JH, Moon SY, Choi GS

  • KMID: 2248162
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2008 Jun;46(6):859-861.
Scrub typhus (tsutusgamushi disease) is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is endemic in the Asia-Pacific area. Scrub typhus in pregnant woman is uncommon and some reports...
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Torsades de Pointes by Azithromycin in Scrub Typhus and Review on Cardiac Manifestations of Scrub Typhus

Lim JH, Kim ES, Chung MH, Kang JS

Azithromycin shows a comparable therapeutic efficacy to doxycycline against mild to moderate scrub typhus. It is safe enough to use in pregnant women or children less than 8 years of...
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Factors Affecting Disease Duration in Patients with Tsutsugamushi Disease

Lee JS, Kang JH, Cho BK, Yu BY

  • KMID: 2294485
  • J Korean Acad Fam Med.
  • 2007 Oct;28(10):774-781.
BACKGROUND: Tsutsugamushi disease, which is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an acute febrile illness transmitted by infected mites. Recently, the incidence rate has been increased especially in the Daejeon and...
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Three Cases of Scrub Typhus with Acute Epiglottitis

Lee HY, Yoo WS, Park SW

  • KMID: 1528886
  • Infect Chemother.
  • 2007 Aug;39(4):213-217.
Scrub typhus is an endemic rickettsial disease with annual seasonal outbreak in Korea and its incidence is increasing. Recently, cases of scrub typhus with severe complications, such as septic shock,...
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