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To save the life of both mother and fetus, the risks and benefits of the few antibiotics considered effective in the treatment of severe scrub typhus require consideration. In this case, chloramphenicol treatment averted maternal but not fetal mortality. Evidence-based guidelines appropriate for resource-limited endemic areas are required.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.572

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Case Rep

Publication Date

06/2016

Volume

4

Pages

584 - 588

Keywords

Acute undifferentiated fever, Orientia tsutsugamushi, maternal mortality, scrub typhus, sepsis, stillbirth