Scrub Typhus Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is scrub typhus?

This is an illness caused by a bacterial infection (of the bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi) which is spread by mite bites. People who live or travel to certain rural parts of Asia and Australia are more likely to get scrub typhus. Severe forms of scrub typhus can be dangerous if untreated.

Symptoms of scrub typhus

  • Fever

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin hardening

  • Headache

  • Feeling cold or shivering

  • Fatigue

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Sore throat

Questions your doctor may ask to check for scrub typhus

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose scrub typhus

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have hardening of the skin?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel cold or chilly?

Treatment for scrub typhus

Scrub typhus can be treated by antibiotics, and most cases that are treated early recover quickly.

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Caroline M. Doan, DO

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Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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