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A Case of Tsutsugamushi Disease.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(8):1048-1053.
Published online August 31, 1988.
A Case of Tsutsugamushi Disease.
Tae Kyu Hame, Soo Chun Kim, Chong Woo Bae, Yong Mook Choi, Chang Il Ahn
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
쯔쯔가무시병 1례
함태규, 김수천, 배종우, 최용묵, 안창일
경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 5 December 1987   • Accepted: 16 March 1988
Rickettsial infection has not been identified in Korea since about 20-30 years before in Korea. However, there has been an increasing incidence of Tsutsugamushi disease in recent years. Tsutsugamushi disease is a variety of rickettsial infection to human causing abrupt onset of fever, headadie, vomiting, myalgia, and abdominal pain. In severe case, causing D.I.C., pulmonary edema, hypoalbuminemia and generalized edema. We reported a case of Tsutsugamushi disease in child associated with severe clinical manifestations and a brief review of the literature was made.
Key Words: Tsutsugamushi disease, Rickettsia infection

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