Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - nontumor
Infectious (nonviral) disorders
Orientia tsutsugamushi

Author: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 November 2017, last major update May 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Orientia tsutsugamushi[TIAB] liver

Cite this page: Arora, K. Orientia tsutsugamushi. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Formerly called Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
  • Rickettsiael agent of scrub typhus, a chigger borne zoonosis highly prevalent and life threatening in tropical Asia and islands of western Pacific Ocean
  • Present within liver and spleen macrophages and cardiac muscle cells
  • Also endothelial cells of heart, lung, brain, kidney, pancreas, skin
  • Transmitted to humans via larval mite (chigger) during feeding
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