Scrub typhus is an acute, febrile zoonosis, caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium Orientiatsutsugamushi (O tsutsugamushi).: Scrub typhus is one of the differential diagnoses of haemorrhagic fevers especially if associated with jaundice and/or renal failure. The clinical manifestations of the disease range from sub-clinical disease to an organ failure. The various complications known with this disease are jaundice, renal failure, pneumonitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), septic shock, myocarditis and meningo-encephalitis. The complications of scrub typhus usually develop after the 1st week of illness. We report a 55-year-old farmer with scrub typhus, who presented with multi-organ dysfunction and recovered completely with treatment.
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