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Scrub Typhus Encephalitis: A Case Series from West Bengal

Indranil Thakur

Keywords : Doxycycline, Encephalitis, Scrub typhus, Seizures, Serology

Citation Information : Thakur I. Scrub Typhus Encephalitis: A Case Series from West Bengal. Bengal Physician Journal 2019; 6 (2):33-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-6117

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Scrub typhus is an emerging infectious disease in India. The disease can have varied presentations. Recently, during the rainy season, scrub typhus has emerged as one of the main etiologies of febrile illness in West Bengal. We here report four cases of encephalitis caused by scrub typhus. The varied presentations and laboratory features of the patients have been discussed in detail.

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