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2022 Feb 03

BMC Pediatr



An unusual presentation of scrub typhus in a child: a case report.


Jatsho J
BMC Pediatr. 2022 Feb 03; 22(1):77.
PMID: 35114958.


Scrub Typhus (ST) is an acute, febrile zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi which is endemic to the Asia-Pacific region. Infected adults rarely present with sensorineural hearing loss and otalgia. Though few cases of pediatric cases are known to present with otalgia, no pediatric cases of sensorineural deafness complicating ST have been reported to date.