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<jats:p>Murine typhus is a rarely diagnosed cause of acute febrile illness in Malaysia, and its true disease burden is unknown. We report a case of an acute murine typhus infection in a patient living in a small city in Peninsular Malaysia, presenting with fever, rash, and headache. Unresponsive to the initial empirical treatment for leptospirosis, he showed a rapid response to doxycycline when murine typhus was diagnosed later. This case highlights the importance of considering murine typhus as a diagnostic in cases of acute febrile illness in urban and sub-urban areas, such as that of in Peninsular Malaysia.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.3390/tropicalmed4010023

Type

Journal article

Journal

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

Publisher

MDPI AG

Publication Date

31/01/2019

Volume

4

Pages

23 - 23