Scrub Typhus in a New Born SD05-SD06
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.