Diagnosis of a Fatal Rickettsial Infection in a 44-Year-Old MaleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Aparna Kotekar,
iGenetic Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, 1st Floor, Krislon House, Off Saki Vihar Road, Andheri West, Mumbai-400072, Maharashtra, India.
Rickettsial infections are an emerging public health concern in many parts of India with several undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases. Despite its widespread prevalence in India, lack of suspicion, nonspecific signs and symptoms, and absence of widely available sensitive and specific diagnostic test contributes to a high fatality rate. This is a case study of a 44-year-old male patient with a severe Rickettsial infection that turned fatal. Aim of this case study is to highlight the importance of timely diagnosis of Rickettsial infections which in this case could have saved the patient’s life.
Acute kidney injury, Hepatitis, Molecular diagnostics, Multiple organ dysfunction, Septicaemia
Yogesh Velaskar, Aparna Kotekar. DIAGNOSIS OF A FATAL RICKETTSIAL INFECTION IN A 44-YEAR-OLD MALE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 July [cited: 2019 Jul 23 ]; 13:ED07-ED09. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 25, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Apr 04, 2019
Date of Acceptance: May 14, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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