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Title: Scrub typhus in the Northern Territory: exceeding the boundaries of Litchfield National Park.
Authors: Ralph, Anna
Raines, Mark
Whelan, Peter
Currie, Bart J
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory..
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report 2004; 28(2): 267-9
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 1447-4514
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Blood Chemical Analysis
Drug Therapy, Combination
Follow-Up Studies
Northern Territory
Orientia tsutsugamushi
Risk Assessment
Scrub Typhus
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
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