A Rare Case of Acute Calculous Cholecystitis With multiorgan Dysfunction Complicated by Scrub Typhus
Karthikeyan Selvaraj1, Kambala Prasanna Kumar2* and P Sasi Kumar3
1Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, SBMCH
2Junior Resident, Department of General Surgery, SBMCH
3Professor, Department of General Surgery, SBMCH
*Corresponding Author: Kambala Prasanna Kumar, Junior Resident, Department of General Surgery, SBMCH.
Published: July 14, 2023
Orientia tsutsugamushi is a contributor to scrub typhus. is spread by a larval bite. Eschar formation, lymphadenopathy, rash, myalgia, fever, and chills are some of the symptoms it produces. Additionally, it may cause death and multiple organ failure. A rare cause of acute cholecystitis is scrub typhus. In this case report, a 68-year-old man with acute cholecystitis symptoms who did not respond to therapy was examined for scrub typhus because the area was endemic for the disease. After prescribing the doxycycline for scrub typhus, he became better. When a patient with cholecystitis presents in an area where scrub typhus is endemic, this condition should be taken into account as a trigger.
Keywords: Acute Cholecystitis; Scrub typhus; Multi-organ dysfunction