Scrub typhus

What is Scrub typhus?

Scrub typhus is a rare dust mite-borne infectious disease caused by the Orientia tsutsugamushi bacterium and characterized clinically by an eruptive fever which is potentially serious.

Other condition names

  • Tsutsugamushi disease
  • Tsutsugamushi fever

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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