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Abstract - Molecular detection of scrub typhus using nested PCR analysis in Chennai - A case report
Seethalakshmi Srinivasan, Dr. Thangam Menon, Dr. Karunakaran N

Molecular Detection of Scrub Typhus Using Nested PCR Analysis in Chennai: A Case Report

Seethalakshmi Srinivasan1, Thangam Menon1, Karunakaran N.2

1Department of Microbiology, Dr. A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India.

2Department of Internal Medicine, Stanley Medical College and Government Hospital, Royapuram, Chennai, India.


Scrub typhus is a mite-borne rickettsial zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. We report a case of scrub typhus with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in an adult diabetic male in Chennai. The diagnosis was made initially by serology and subsequently confirmed by detection of the 56 kDa gene. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2017; 7(3):165-167

Keywords: Scrub typhus, diabetic ketoacidosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, nested PCR

Volume 07, Number 03 (2017)