CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(04): 107-109
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703846
Case Report

A RARE CASE OF SCRUB TYPHUS MASQUERADING AS BREAST ABSCESS

Venkata Pothukuchi Krishna
1  Professor, Department of Medicine, Guntur Medical College Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
,
Venkata Ravikumar Chepuri
2  Postgraduates, Department of Medicine, Guntur Medical College Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
,
Sudhakar Kanumuri
3  Postgraduates, Department of Medicine, Guntur Medical College Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
,
Raghavareddy Yarram
4  Postgraduates, Department of Medicine, Guntur Medical College Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
,
Sailaja Yadalla
5  Postgraduates, Department of Medicine, Guntur Medical College Government General Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Abstract

We are presenting a case of scrub typhus masquerading as breast abscess in a pregnant woman who attended to hospital with history of fever and breast tenderness. A high index of suspicion is necessary as it is rarely seen but easily treatable and without proper and timely treatment, serious complications may arise which carries high mortality rate. Scrub typhus during pregnancy is quite rare. The line of treatment of scrub typhus in pregnancy is also analysed.



Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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