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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-51

Coinfection with leptospirosis and scrub typhus


1 Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
2 Department of Radio-diagnosis, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Choudhary
Assistant Professor, Department of Gen. Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar
India
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Leptospirosis and scrub Typhus are zoonoses with worldwide distribution. Both are important causes of acute febrile illness. The clinical presentation is wide for both disease ranging from mild to fatal. A diagnosis of confection with leptospirosis and scrub typhus may be underdiagnosed due to lack of clinical suspicion. we are reporting a case of confection with leptospirosis and scrub typhus who presented with fever, breathlessness and altered sensorium at emergency and admitted under general medicine department of Indira Gandhi institute of medical science, Patna. Patient was initially treated empirically as a case of acute febrile illness with encephalopathy, later on specific therapy started after serological confirmation of leptospirosis and scrub typhus and the patient responded very well to the therapy without any sequelae during hospital stay and follow up.


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