Acute severe monarthritis: a rare manifestation of scrub typhus

Handattu, Koushik and Bhat, Ramesh Y and Konda, Kalyan Chakravarthy and Kini, Sandesh (2019) Acute severe monarthritis: a rare manifestation of scrub typhus. BMJ Case Reports, 11. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1757-790X

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Scrub typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi is an important cause for fever of unknown origin in endemic areas including India. The vasculitis associated with the disease leads to a variety of clinical manifestations. However, the joint involvement is quite rare and not reported in children. We present severe arthritis of hip joint associated with scrub typhus causing a diagnostic and management challenges in a 4-year-old girl.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 14:01
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 14:01

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