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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88

Splenic infarct due to scrub typhus


Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Kundavaram PP Abhilash
Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.132055

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Scrub typhus is a mite borne infectious disease that has the potential to involve multiple organs and can be fatal. Involvement of the abdomen in the form of hepatitis, gastric ulcerations and pancreatitis are well-documented, the pathology being disseminated vasculitis. However involvement of the spleen in scrub typhus is extremely rare and is reported only in a few autopsy studies. We report the case of a 50-year-old lady who presented with fever and left upper quadrant abdominal pain due to a splenic infarct due to scrub typhus.


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