Infect Chemother.  2019 Mar;51(1):73-76. 10.3947/ic.2019.51.1.73.

Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis Associated with Scrub Typhus

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Veterans Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. chanheebox@naver.com

Abstract

Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, and the clinical course varies from mild and self-limiting to fatal. We describe a rare case of a pulmonary artery thrombosis associated with scrub typhus. Vasculitis via endothelial dysfunction caused by scrub typhus could be considered as the main mechanism.

Keyword

Scrub typhus; Pulmonary artery; Thrombosis; Vasculitis
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