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Indian tick typhus - an uncommon cause of hepatitis: a case report.
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PMID:  24995203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Although viruses remain the most common cause of hepatitis, other causes like rickettsial hepatitis are also well known. However, this aetiology has not been well recognized and it has been rarely reported in the Indian literature. Here, we are discussing a case of acute hepatitis, its clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment, which was later found to be caused by Indian tick typhus (a spotted fever group rickettsia), which was diagnosed on the basis of serology and its clinical response to doxycycline. Further literature review has been done, to discuss various clinical presentations and prevalence of rickettsial infection in this part of the world.
Authors:
Rahul Gupta; Virendra Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  8     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-04     Completed Date:  2014-07-04     Revised Date:  2014-07-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  MD01-2     Citation Subset:  -    
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