Published: 2021-08-21

Scrub typhus associated acute kidney injury in a 33-year-old male

Nyamnyei Konyak, Medo M. Kuotsu, Labresai Mog, Sandipa Roy Chowdhury, Prity Ering, Prabin Kumar Majhi, Pranab Kumar Medhi


Scrub typhus or bush typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. An eschar at the site of bite is evidentiary of scrub typhus. Increased mortality is seen in cases presenting with acute kidney injury (AKI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonitis, meningitis, myocarditis and multi-organ dysfunction. Renal impairment in scrub typhus should be identified and management initiated early to prevent the progress of the damage. Scrub typhus if left undiagnosed and untreated results in high morbidity and mortality. Here we report a case of a 33-year-old male with AKI following scrub typhus fever. In our case early diagnosis and management led the patient to recovery.


Scrub typhus, Orientia tsutsugamushi, AKI, Recovery

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