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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823118/epidemiologic-characteristics-of-scrub-typhus-in-jeju-island-korea
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Sung Uk Lee
Purpose: Scrub typhus is the most common febrile disease in Autumn season. Jeju Island is the largest island in South Korea and has a distinctive oceanic climate. This study aimed to identify epidemiological characteristics of scrub typhus in Jeju. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2016, total 446 patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus in Jeju. Patient's personal and environmental factors that may relate to scrub typhus had been investigated and retrospectively analyzed...
August 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821641/reply-to-tantibhedhyangkul-et-al-suspected-mycoplasma-contamination-in-the-study-toll-like-receptor-2-recognizes-orientia-tsutsugamushi-and-increases-susceptibility-to-murine-experimental-scrub-typhus
#2
Mohammad Gharaibeh, Monica Hagedorn, Stefanie Lilla, Matthias Hauptmann, Holger Heine, Bernhard Fleischer, Christian Keller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820719/central-nervous-system-infection-associated-with-orientia-tsutsugamushi-in-south-korea
#3
Han Sang Lee, Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Seon-Jae Ahn, Jangsup Moon, Jung-Ah Lim, Jin-Sun Jun, Woo-Jin Lee, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Ki-Young Jung, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
Orientia tsutsugamushi is a major cause of vector-borne infection in Asia. Prompt recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial because of its potentially fatal complications and lack of response to beta-lactam antibiotics. The present study retrospectively evaluated the clinical characteristics and laboratory findings of 16 patients with scrub typhus-related central nervous system (CNS) infections. Single titers ≥ 1:40 of total serum antibodies against O. tsutsugamushi detected by an indirect immunofluorescent assay were considered as positive results...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820712/scrub-typhus-as-an-etiology-of-acute-febrile-illness-in-gorakhpur-uttar-pradesh-india-2016
#4
Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangraj, Mahima Mittal, Valsan Philip Verghese, C P Girish Kumar, Winsley Rose, R Sabarinathan, Ashok Kumar Pandey, Nivedita Gupta, Manoj Murhekar
Seasonal outbreaks of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) with high mortality occur every year in Gorakhpur region of Uttar Pradesh, India. Earlier studies indicated the role of scrub typhus as the important etiology of AES in the region. AES cases were hospitalized late in the course of their illness. We established surveillance for acute febrile illness (AFI) (fever ≥ 4 days duration) in peripheral health facilities in Gorakhpur district to understand the relative contribution of scrub typhus. Of the 224 patients enrolled during the 3-month period corresponding to the peak of AES cases in the region, about one-fifth had immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies against Orientia tsutsugamushi...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816212/scrub-typhus-a-prospective-observational-study-during-an-outbreak-in-rajasthan-india
#5
Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Moti Lal Bunkar, Savita Arya, Nitin Mirdha, Arif Mohd
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus, a potentially fatal rickettsial infection, is common in India. It usually presents with acute febrile illness along with multi-organ involvement caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. As there was an outbreak of scrub typhus in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan and there is a paucity of data from this region, we studied this entity to describe the diverse epidemiological, clinico-radiological, laboratory parameters and outcome profile of patients with scrub typhus in a tertiary care hospital...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810351/-schofield-and-the-first-spread-of-western-medicine-in-shanxi
#6
J Y Zheng
After the Second Opium War, the signing of the Tientsin Treaty and the Peking Treaty legitimized the missionary activities and authorized the missionary the rights to enter inland China for propagating their religious doctrines. In the late 1870s, the"The extraordinary famine of the Ding Wu year"and the subsequent epidemic provided the opportunity for missionaries to enter Shanxi. Dr. Schofield, sent by the China Inland Mission, arrived in Taiyuan in 1880, set up clinics and practised there. He died of typhus after treating a typhus patient in the summer of 1883...
May 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799306/scrub-typhus-the-most-common-cause-of-febrile-jaundice-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-himalayan-state
#7
Jatinter Mokta, Rahul Yadav, Kiran Mokta, Prashant Panda, Asha Ranjan
BACKGROUND: Most common cause of jaundice in south east Asia is of infective etiology. Combination of fever with jaundice can cause diagnostic problem as this duo is present in many infective diseases. Timely diagnosis by simple laboratory investigations can save a lot of time and prevent morbidity and mortality. Our main aim was to determine the most common etiology of infectious jaundice in a tertiary care hospital of Himalayan state and to study their clinical profile. METHODOLOGY: This was a prospective observational study done in one year...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799301/rickettsial-infections-in-goa-not-just-scrub-typhus
#8
Kedareshwar Narvencar, Gurleen Kaur, Savio Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Rickettsial infections are an important cause of undifferentiated febrile illness in tropics. While scrub typhus was reported from Goa, other rickettsial infections have not been reported earlier. The present study was planned to identify pattern of rickettsial infections in Goa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients presenting with undiagnosed acute febrile illness were recruited over a two-year period. Other causes of febrile illness were ruled out by appropriate tests...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764167/comment-on-serological-evidence-of-scrub-typhus-among-cases-of-puo-in-the-kashmir-valley-a-hospital-based-study
#9
Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Siddharudha Shivalli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763150/pneumonia-in-the-tropics
#10
REVIEW
Tow Keang Lim, Wen Ting Siow
Pneumonia in the tropics poses a heavy disease burden. The complex interplay of climate change, human migration influences and socio-economic factors lead to changing patterns of respiratory infections in tropical climate but also increasingly in temperate countries. Tropical and poorer countries, especially South East Asia, also bear the brunt of the global tuberculosis (TB) pandemic, accounting for almost one-third of the burden. But, as human migration patterns evolve, we expect to see more TB cases in higher income as well as temperate countries, and rise in infections like scrub typhus from ecotourism activities...
August 1, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752281/eschar-of-scrub-typhus-hidden-in-umbilicus
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Nowneet Kumar Bhat, Rashmi Jindal, Minakshi Dhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750012/increased-level-and-interferon-%C3%AE-production-of-circulating-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-scrub-typhus
#12
Seung-Ji Kang, Hye-Mi Jin, Young-Nan Cho, Seong Eun Kim, Uh Jin Kim, Kyung-Hwa Park, Hee-Chang Jang, Sook-In Jung, Seung-Jung Kee, Yong-Wook Park
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK) cells are essential immune cells against several pathogens. Not much is known regarding the roll of NK cells in Orientia tsutsugamushi infection. Thus, this study aims to determine the level, function, and clinical relevance of NK cells in patients with scrub typhus. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study enrolled fifty-six scrub typhus patients and 56 health controls (HCs). The patients were divided into subgroups according to their disease severity...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742087/type-1-skewed-neuroinflammation-and-vascular-damage-associated-with-orientia-tsutsugamushi-infection-in-mice
#13
Lynn Soong, Thomas R Shelite, Yan Xing, Harica Kodakandla, Yuejin Liang, Brandon J Trent, Paulina Horton, Kathryn C Smith, Zhenyang Zhao, Jiaren Sun, Donald H Bouyer, Jiyang Cai
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is a life-threatening disease, due to infection with O. tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative bacterium that preferentially replicates in endothelial cells and professional phagocytes. Meningoencephalitis has been reported in scrub typhus patients and experimentally-infected animals; however, the neurological manifestation and its underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. To address this issue, we focused on Orientia tsutsugamushi Karp strain (OtK), and examined host responses in the brain during lethal versus self-healing scrub typhus disease in our newly established murine models...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726619/serologic-evidence-of-scrub-typhus-in-the-peruvian-amazon
#14
Claudine Kocher, Ju Jiang, Amy C Morrison, Roger Castillo, Mariana Leguia, Steev Loyola, Julia S Ampuero, Manuel Cespedes, Eric S Halsey, Daniel G Bausch, Allen L Richards
Using a large, passive, febrile surveillance program in Iquitos, Peru, we retrospectively tested human blood specimens for scrub typhus group orientiae by ELISA, immunofluorescence assay, and PCR. Of 1,124 participants, 60 (5.3%) were seropositive, and 1 showed evidence of recent active infection. Our serologic data indicate that scrub typhus is present in the Peruvian Amazon.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726617/scrub-typhus-as-a-cause-of-acute-encephalitis-syndrome-gorakhpur-uttar-pradesh-india
#15
Mahima Mittal, Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, Winsley Rose, Valsan Philip Verghese, C P Girish Kumar, Mahim Mittal, R Sabarinathan, Vijay Bondre, Nivedita Gupta, Manoj V Murhekar
Outbreaks of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) have been occurring in Gorakhpur Division, Uttar Pradesh, India, for several years. In 2016, we conducted a case-control study. Our findings revealed a high proportion of AES cases with Orientia tsutsugamushi IgM and IgG, indicating that scrub typhus is a cause of AES.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726607/acute-febrile-illness-and-complications-due-to-murine-typhus-texas-usa1-2
#16
Zeeshan Afzal, Sunand Kallumadanda, Feng Wang, Vagish Hemmige, Daniel Musher
Murine typhus occurs relatively commonly in southern Texas, as well as in California. We reviewed records of 90 adults and children in whom murine typhus was diagnosed during a 3-year period in 2 hospitals in southern Texas, USA. Most patients lacked notable comorbidities; all were immunocompetent. Initial signs and symptoms included fever (99%), malaise (82%), headache (77%), fatigue (70%), myalgias (68%), and rash (39%). Complications, often severe, in 28% of patients included bronchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, septic shock, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, myositis, and rhabdomyolysis; the last 3 are previously unreported in murine typhus...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726604/scrub-typhus-outbreak-in-a-remote-primary-school-bhutan-2014
#17
Tshokey Tshokey, Stephen Graves, Dorji Tshering, Kelzang Phuntsho, Karchung Tshering, John Stenos
Scrub typhus in Bhutan was first reported in 2009. We investigated an outbreak of scrub typhus in a remote primary school during August-October 2014. Delay in recognition and treatment resulted in 2 deaths from meningoencephalitis. Scrub typhus warrants urgent public health interventions in Bhutan.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723951/cd8-t-cells-provide-immune-protection-against-murine-disseminated-endotheliotropic-orientia-tsutsugamushi-infection
#18
Guang Xu, Nicole L Mendell, Yuejin Liang, Thomas R Shelite, Yenny Goez-Rivillas, Lynn Soong, Donald H Bouyer, David H Walker
Scrub typhus, caused by a Gram-negative obligately intracellular coccobacillus, Orientia tsutsugamushi, is a long neglected but important tropical disease. Orientia tsutsugamushi causes illness in one million people each year, and 1 billion people are at risk. Without appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the disease can cause severe multiorgan failure with a case fatality rate of 7-15%. The current gaps in knowledge of immunity include the unknown mechanisms of host immunity to O. tsutsugamushi. Using an intravenous (i...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722591/serological-evidence-of-rickettsia-spp-in-western-australian-dogs
#19
Mark David Bennett, Mohammad Yazid Abdad, John Stenos
It has been claimed that dogs can be useful sentinels for public health monitoring of vector-borne infectious diseases, including Rickettsia spp. We used 153 canine blood samples opportunistically collected at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital and 156 canine sera collected from Aboriginal communities in northwest Western Australia to test for evidence of Rickettsia spp. exposure, using microimmunofluorescence (MIF) in the latter case, and both MIF and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the former. Conventional and real-time PCR failed to amplify any Rickettsia spp...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722576/malaria-associated-mortality-in-the-australian-defence-force-during-the-twentieth-century
#20
G Dennis Shanks
Malaria has been a military problem throughout history capable of causing epidemics that stop military operations. Individual mortality was examined from records of the three major wars of the 20th century that involved Australia in which 133 (1914-1919), 92 (1943-1945), and two (1965-1967) soldiers are known to have died with malaria. Those dying were predominately enlisted soldiers with a mean age of 29 years often complicated by other infections such as influenza pneumonia or scrub typhus. Lethal epidemics of falciparum malaria occurred in Palestine/Syria in October 1918 and New Guinea in September 1943 to March 1944...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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