Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : August | Volume : 11 | Issue : 8 | Page : SD05 - SD06

Scrub Typhus in a New Born SD05-SD06

Mamta Jajoo, Dipti Kumar, Sameeksha Manchanda

Dr. Mamta Jajoo,
Room No. 303 Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi-110031, India.

Scrub typhus is an acute febrile mite-born rickettsial infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (formely called Rickettsia tsutsugamushi). This infection is very uncommon in neonates. We report a case of 19-day-old newborn presenting with clinical features mimicking severe sepsis but was subsequently diagnosed with primary scrub typhus infection. The timely treatment resulted in dramatic response and complete recovery.