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Multiple Organ Failure Complicating Probable Scrub Typhus

Christophe Cracco, Christian Delafosse, Laurence Baril, Yannick Lefort, Capucine Morelot, Jean-Philippe Derenne, François Bricaire and Thomas Similowski

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 1, pages 191-192
Published in print July 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313906
Multiple Organ Failure Complicating Probable Scrub Typhus

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This report describes a case of life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome with multiple organ failure complicating probable scrub typhus. Favorable outcome was associated with fluoroquinolone therapy. Scrub typhus should be suspected in travelers returning from Southeast Asia presenting with unexplained respiratory manifestations.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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