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Estimating the Burden of Scrub Typhus: A Systematic Review

Scrub typhus is an infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, an obligate intracellular bacteria, transmitted by the bites of chigger mites…

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Scrub Typhus Is an Under-recognized Cause of Acute Febrile Illness with Acute Kidney Injury in India

Infections are responsible for a substantial portion of community acquired acute kidney injury (AKI) in India. The commonly implicated conditions include malaria, leptospirosis, dengue, enteric fever, viral and bacterial infections. Despite being endemic in Asia with an estimated one million cases occurring annually, scrub typhus, caused by the rickettsia Orientia tsutsugamushi, is highly underdiagnosed and under-reported cause…

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