DOI: 10.1177/00494755231194197 ISSN:

An alarming surge of scrub typhus cases presenting as acute encephalitis in children

Uneza 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.

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