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2022 Mar

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Scrub typhus in a primary health care center of Nepal: A case series.


Gurung S, Karki S, Pokharel S, Bhatta K
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Mar; 75:103490.
PMID: 35386785.


Scrub typhus is endemic in most parts of Southeast Asia including Nepal. Fever, rash, headache, myalgia, eschar are the common clinical features. Though endemic, scrub typhus is grossly underdiagnosed in our country due to the lack of diagnostic tools and non-specific presentation of the disease. Here we present a series of 23 cases of scrub typhus from a primary healthcare center of Nepal.