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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017

Acute Febrile Illness and Complications Due to Murine Typhus, Texas, USA1,2

Zeeshan AfzalComments to Author , Sunand Kallumadanda, Feng Wang, Vagish Hemmige, and Daniel Musher
Author affiliations: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, Texas, USA (Z. Afzal, S. Kallumadanda, F. Wang); Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA (V. Hemmige, D. Musher); M.E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston (D. Musher)

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Table 2

Complications in 90 patients with murine typhus, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA, July 1, 2013–June 30, 2016

Complication Age ≥18 y, n = 54 Age <18 y, n = 36 Total,
n = 90
Bronchiolitis 0 2 2
Pneumonia 7 1 8
Pancreatitis 3 0 3
Cholecystitis 0 1 1
Myositis 0 1 1
Rhabdomyolysis 0 2 2
Meningitis 2 0 2
Septic shock 4 0 4
Sepsis with acute kidney injury 1 0 1
Pneumonia plus septic shock
Total 18 7 25

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1A poster form of this study was presented at the Annual Session and Primary Care Summit of Texas Academy of Family Physicians, November 4–6, 2016, Dallas, TX, USA.

2An abstract has been accepted for ID Week 2017, October 4–8, 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, for an oral presentation.

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