Korean J Med.  1999 Aug;57(2):216-219.

A case of scrub typhus manifested with acute resporatory distress syndrome

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a acute febrile disease. Most patients were occurred from October to Nouember. The chief complaints were fever and chill, headache, cough, myalgia, pharyngitis and lymphadenopathy. Some patients with scrub typhus manifested with acute renal failure, meningoencephalitis, or hepatitis, but scrub typhus was rarely manifested with severe respiratory disease such as adult respiratory distress syndrome(ABDS). We report a case of scrub typhus manifested with ARDS. The patient was treated with doxycycline and recovered successfully.

Keyword

ARDS; Scrub typhus
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