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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

A rare case of scrub typhus with complete heart block

1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Sharmili Sinha
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Old Sainik School Road, Samantapuri, Bhubaneswar - 751 005, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_42_17

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Scrub typhus is a tropical fever prevalent in South East Asia. It is a multisystem disease which can vary widely in clinical manifestations from mild generalized symptoms to multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. Myocarditis is a known complication which can present with tachycardia, heart failure, and very rarely heart blocks. We report a case of complete heart block due to scrub typhus case which was treated successfully at our center.

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