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Here is a quick mnemonic ” MITE BITE “ to remember about the Scrub Typhus Rash

Scrub typhus, also known as tsutsugamushi disease, is a bacterial infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected chiggers, which are mites found in areas with dense vegetation, such as forests and grassy fields.

One of the common symptoms of scrub typhus is a rash. The rash typically appears 5 to 14 days after the bite of an infected chigger.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Scrub Typhus Rash: How To Remember Easily ?

  • M – Macular rash appears on the trunk.
  • I – It begins with an eschar at the site of the mite bite.
  • T – Transmitted by mites.
  • E – Endemic in South Pacific, Australia, and Asia.
  • B – Beware of symptoms like headache and myalgias.
  • I – Infection can lead to regional adenopathy.
  • T – The mortality rates can reach up to 30% if left untreated.
  • E – Orientia tsutsugamushi causes scrub typhus.

Mnemonic : MITE BITE

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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