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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 53-54

Acute pancreatitis due to scrub typhus


1 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
R Ram
Department of Nephrology, Professor and Head, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_29_20

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Scrub typhus caused by organism Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted to humans by the bite of a leptotrombidium mite (chigger). Although eschar formation is one of the important signs that aid in diagnosis, multiple eschar formation is a rare presentation. Although scrub typhus causes multiple organ dysfunction, the pancreas involvement is rare. Here, we describe a patient with scrub typhus with multiple eschars complicated with acute pancreatitis and acute kidney injury.


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