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Scrub and spleen: Scrub typhus with a splenic infarct

 Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Sudha Vidyasagar,
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/INJMS.INJMS_36_20

Scrub typhus is a mite-borne infection endemic in India. Among the spectrum of complications associated with this tropical illness are manifestations such as encephalitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocarditis, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and pancreatitis. Although splenomegaly is a known association among the gastrointestinal complications, splenic infarcts are sparsely reported in the literature. This case is about a woman with scrub typhus who presented with unexplained pain abdomen which was diagnosed as a splenic infarct.

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