Pediatric Scrub Typhus Manifesting with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: A New Cause for Confusion or Concern—A Case Series
Parveen Bhardwaj, Mangla Sood, Rajender Singh
Child, Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Rickettsia, Scrub typhus, Severe acute respiratory syndrome
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Bhardwaj P, Sood M, Singh R. Pediatric Scrub Typhus Manifesting with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: A New Cause for Confusion or Concern—A Case Series. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (6):723-727.
The pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has discovered a new disease called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). In developing nations, pediatricians must be mindful of the similarities between MIS-C and other tropical fevers such as scrub typhus. Not only should such patients be kept on high alert to rule out tropical diseases and receive appropriate treatment, such as steroids or immunomodulatory medications, but this is also concerning because, if rickettsial or bacterial infection is not detected through cultures and serology, steroid, or immunomodulatory treatment alone can be fatal.
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