Typhus, scrub
A mite-borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at the site of the chigger (mite larva) bite. This disease occurs in the area bounded by Japan, India, and Australia. Known also as Tsutsugamushi disease, mite-borne typhus, and tropical typhus.

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  • Scrub typhus — A mite borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at… …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub typhus — n. a disease of the Asiatic Pacific area, transmitted to humans by the bite of the larva of a mite (esp. Trombicula akamushi) and caused by a rickettsia ( Rickettsia tsutsugamushi): it is characterized by fever and a rash …   English World dictionary

  • scrub typhus — scrub′ ty′phus n. pat an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and SE Asia, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting …   From formal English to slang

  • Scrub typhus — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Orientia tsutsugamushi DiseasesDB = 31715 ICD10 = ICD10|A|75|3|a|75 ICD9 = ICD9|081.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = derm eMedicineTopic = 841 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|2710 | MeshID =… …   Wikipedia

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  • typhus — typhous, adj. /tuy feuhs/, n. Pathol. an acute, infectious disease caused by several species of Rickettsia, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by acute prostration, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body.… …   Universalium

  • scrub typhus — Pathol. an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and the East Indies, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting. Also called Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease. [1925 30] * * * also… …   Universalium

  • typhus — A group of acute infectious and contagious diseases, caused by rickettsiae that are transmitted by arthropods, and occurring in two principal forms: epidemic t. and endemic (murine) t.; typical symptoms include: severe headache, shivering and… …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub typhus — tsutsugamushi disease a disease, widely distributed in SE Asia, caused by the parasitic microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi and transmitted to humans through the bite of mites. Only larval mites of the genus Trombicula are involved as vectors …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • typhus — spotted fever; n. any one of a group of infections caused by rickettsiae and characterized by severe headache, a widespread rash, prolonged high fever, and delirium. They all respond to treatment with chloramphenicol or tetracyclines. Epidemic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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