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Acute respiratory distress syndrome following scrub typhus: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22404794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract  Purpose: To discuss a case of scrub typhus complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a 67-year-old female. An overview of the prevalence and pathogenesis of the disorder, clinical diagnosis, and treatment are presented. Data sources: Case report, diagnostic evidence, and scientific literature. Conclusions: If not properly treated, scrub typhus can cause serious complications, such as ARDS and septicemia. When left untreated, the mortality rate for scrub typhus will be increased. When there is a cause to believe that scrub typhus is present, doxycycline treatment leads to rapid symptom improvement. Implications for practice: People might not be aware of the possibility of scrub typhus because it had been a more common disease in the past. Nurse practitioners (NPs) should take a detail history and be aware of common clinical manifestations to promote the early recognition and appropriate treatment of scrub typhus, which would prevent severe complications and reduce mortality. A resurgence of the disease could occur at any time among military troops serving in endemic regions.
Authors:
Chien-Chih Tseng; Heng-Hsin Tung; Shu-Fang Wu; Tsae-Jyy Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1745-7599     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916634     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-5     Citation Subset:  N    
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©2012 The Author(s) Journal compilation ©2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Affiliation:
Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, PeiTou, Taipei, Taiwan Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, PeiTou, Taichung, Taiwan.
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