Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Splenic infarct due to scrub typhus


Selvin Sundar Raj, Adhiti Krishnamoorthy, Manjeera Jagannati, Kundavaram PP Abhilash 
 Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kundavaram PP Abhilash
Department of General Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Raj SS, Krishnamoorthy A, Jagannati M, Abhilash KP. Splenic infarct due to scrub typhus.J Global Infect Dis 2014;6:86-88


How to cite this URL:
Raj SS, Krishnamoorthy A, Jagannati M, Abhilash KP. Splenic infarct due to scrub typhus. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 28 ];6:86-88
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