Travel-acquired scrub typhus: Emphasis on the differential diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies

Jean B. Nachega, Emmanuel Bottieau, Francis Zech, Alfons Van Gompel

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Scrub typhus should be considered in any febrile patient presenting with a macular rash, a polyadenopathy, an eschar, or a history of environmental exposure in endemic areas. The differential diagnosis includes malaria, typhoid fever, leptospirosis, and arboviroses. Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 7 days should be initiated as soon as the disease is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of travel medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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