Pancreatitis in scrub typhus

Alok Bhatt, Aravind A. Menon, Rama Bhat, Siddalingana Gouda Thaplar Gurusiddana

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Abstract

Scrub typhus is a rickettsial infection prevalent in most parts of India. Acute pancreatitis with pseudocyst formation is a rare complication of this condition. This paper reports acute renal failure, pancreatitis and pseudocyst formation in a 48-year-old female with scrub typhus. Ultrasonography of the abdomen revealed a bulky pancreas with fluid seen along the body of the pancreas in the lesser sac. The infection was successfully treated with doxycycline and supportive treatment. Pancreatitis was managed conservatively. This case report highlights the importance of identifying and managing uncommon complications of a common tropical disease for optimum outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Global Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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