Death Case Report of Scrub Typhus

Drs. Cheng-Yi Liu

1987 Vol.3 NO.11

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On July 28, 1987 a 64-year-old female was admitted to Taipei Veterans General Hospital through emergency service due to acute renal failure. Physical examination during admission revealed a mild degree of hepatomegaly, ascites, anemia and jaundice; slight engorged jugular vein; second- degree systolic murmur over apex; moist rales over both lower lung fields; pitting edema on both lower legs. Vital signs were within the normal limit. Laboratory examinations showed abnormal liver and renal function, occult blood (+ + +) in stool, and E coli in urine; but negative findings in blood culture. Chest X-ray revealed slight cardiomegaly and lung congestion. Deminished electrical potential in pedal leads was also found in EKG