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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1037-1041
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.128


Report of Sporadic Cases of Scrub Typhus - A Threat to Re-Emergence in Assam, India
Joydeep Mangaraj1*, Ajanta Sharma2 and Syed Tanwir Alam3
Department of microbiology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

China-Burma-India field party of the United States of America Typhus Commission has reported their observations on scrub typhus in Assam and Burma in 1946. Recently, sporadic cases have been reported from areas of Assam covered with scrub forests. Here we report few cases of scrub typhus presented with acute febrile illness associated with typical skin lesion of scrub typhus. Three patients with acute febrile illness reporting to the local hospital of Dima Hasao district (old name North Cachar hills) of Assam were diagnosed as scrub typhus cases on the basis of clinical features and positive Weil-Felix test with OXK titre of 1:320 or more. Clinical features of the cases included fever, headache, body ache, malaise, difficulty in breathing and presence of eschar. None of the cases presented with rash and multisystem complications. All the cases showed a titre of more than 1:320 in Weil-Felix test and responded well to intravenous Cefotaxime and oral Doxycycline. Presence of scrub forests and the vectors in Assam leads to sporadic occurrence of the disease and can be a threat to re-emergence of the disease in Assam.


Keywords: Sporadic Cases, Scrub Typhus.
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Joydeep Mangaraj, Ajanta Sharma and Syed Tanwir Alam. 2017. Report of Sporadic Cases of Scrub Typhus - A Threat to Re-Emergence in AssamInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1037-1041. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.128