Scrub Typhus Presenting as Acute Mastoiditis.

Lal, B and Minhas, RS and Sharma, DR and Kumar, S (2014) Scrub Typhus Presenting as Acute Mastoiditis. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Scrub typhus, a zoonosis, is known to present with varied clinical presentation. We present a case of acute mastoiditis who did not respond to conventional antibiotic therapy. The detailed repeat clinical examination revealed lymphadenopathy with eschar and IgM antibodies for scrub typhus by ELISA were positive. Patient had dramatic response to doxycycline therapy.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Ear disease; Rickettsial disease; Himachal Pradesh
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9721
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:21 Feb 2015 14:36
Last Modified:20 Apr 2015 11:43

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