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2020 May 06

BMC Infect Dis



Scrub typhus as a rare cause of acute pyelonephritis: case report.


Bhattarai T, Poudel S C, Pokharel N, Bhattarai S
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 May 06; 20(1):322.
PMID: 32375669.


Scrub typhus can present with atypical signs and symptoms such as those of acute kidney injury, gastroenteritis, pneumonitis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Meningitis, encephalitis, and hepatic dysfunction have also been reported, particularly in severe cases with multisystem involvement. Scrub typhus has never been reported in the literature to cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) which includes cystitis and pyelonephritis.