Scrub typhus or bush typhus is a form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative α-proteobacterium of family Rickettsiaceae first isolated and identified in 1930 in Japan. Signs and symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, cough, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
More virulent strains of O. Tsutsugamushi can cause hemorrhaging and intravascular coagulation. Morbilliform rash, eschar, splenomegaly, and lymphadenopathies are typical signs. Leukopenia and abnormal liver function tests are commonly seen in the early phase of the illness. Pneumonitis, encephalitis, and myocarditis occur in the late phase of illness.
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AbChek Scrub Typhus IgG/IgM Rapid Test (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of IgG and IgM antibody to Scrub Typhus in Whole Blood, serum or