Murine typhus

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Murine typhus

Synonyms: Endemic typhus | Flea-borne typhus

A Rickettsial disease characterized by headache fever and macular or maculopapular rash with only one-third of patients manifesting all three symptoms. Other common symptoms are chills malaise stomach pain myalgia loss of appetite and in some cases confusion and altered level of consciousness. Classical laboratory abnormalities include elevated liver enzymes lactate dehydrogenase erythrocyte sedimentation rate and hypoalbuminemia. In children typical symptoms occur in only half of patients and abdominal pain diarrhea sore throat and anemia are more common.

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