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REVIEW ARTICLE

SCRUB TYPHUS FEVER

Mrs. A Kripa Angeline, Mr. S Dhivagar

Keywords : Scrub typhus, zoonotic, Eschar

Citation Information : Angeline MA, Dhivagar MS. SCRUB TYPHUS FEVER. 2015; 8 (2):11-16.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-2-11

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

This brief review hopes to provide basic information about Scrub typhus a zoonotic disease, definition, epidemiological determinants, causes, mode of transmission, incubation period, description of pathology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, management include medical, nursing and prophylactic treatment, prevention and health education. Correct and timely recognition of these zoonotic diseases help to prevent the further complications.


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