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Scrub typhus in the Northern Territory: exceeding the boundaries of Litchfield National Park.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15460968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scrub typhus is recognised as an important differential diagnosis of fever, rash and sepsis in patients with a history of travel to Litchfield National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory. All confirmed scrub typhus cases to date from the Northern Territory have visited the Park, but the presence of similar rainforest pockets elsewhere in the Top End suggested further infectious locations might be identified with increased tourism. We report a case of serologically confirmed Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in a man who had not been within Litchfield Park, but had visited another discrete Top End rainforest area.
Anna Ralph; Mark Raines; Peter Whelan; Bart J Currie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1447-4514     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun Dis Intell Q Rep     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-05     Completed Date:  2004-10-28     Revised Date:  2013-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101601804     Medline TA:  Commun Dis Intell Q Rep     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Infectious Diseases Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Blood Chemical Analysis
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Northern Territory
Orientia tsutsugamushi / isolation & purification*
Risk Assessment
Scrub Typhus / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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