An alarming surge of scrub typhus cases presenting as acute encephalitis in childrenUneza Husain, Arpita, Raj Kumar Kalyan
- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Scrub typhus, which is prevalent in the Asia Pacific region is most feared owing to its life-threatening neurological complications. We present four cases of scrub typhus with acute encephalitis, including one with multiorgan failure and another serologically proven co-infection with Hepatitis C. Treatment of scrub typhus is not, however, so difficult, so its early diagnosis is paramount.