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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

Scrub typhus: A rare cause of secondary nephrotic syndrome


1 Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Institute Of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Ankur Singh
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute Of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221005
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.321744

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Scrub typhus is an important etiological agent in acute febrile illness in the post-monsoon season in tropical countries. It leads to dreaded complications if left untreated. Acute kidney injury is one such complication. Malaria, syphilis, and HIV have been associated with secondary nephrotic syndrome in pediatric age group. Scrub typhus has been reported only once with nephrotic syndrome. We report a case of scrub typhus-associated nephrotic syndrome with acute kidney injury in a five-year-old female with uneventful outcome


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