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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Complicated Scrub Typhus
Eun Sun Kim, Jinwoo Lee
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(1):52-55.   Published online February 28, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.1.52
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Scrub typhus is a mite-borne infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi . Although early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic therapy improve the prognosis for the majority of patients, life-threatening complications are not uncommon. Here, we present a case of successful veno-veno-type extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for scrub typhus-induced complications, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocarditis and multi-organ dysfunction. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in complicated scrub typhus in Korea.

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