Study of sociodemographic characteristics associated with patients of scrub typhus

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 3, Issue 2


Background: Rickettsial diseases are some of the most covert re-emerging infection of the present times Aims and Objectives: To Study sociodemographic characteristics associated with patients of scrub typhus. Methodology: This prospective and hospital-based study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics, SMGS Hospital and the Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Jammu over a period of one year W.E.F. November 1, 2010. Study population included pediatric patients between 1 to 19 years of age admitted in the wards and were selected by systematic sampling. Result: Maximum patient 34 (38.63%) were in age group of 11-15 years, followed by 28(31.81%) in the age group of 6-12 years. The total number of males and females included in the study were 46 (52.27%) and 42(47.73%) respectively. 19(21.59%) of the total patients had a positive family history of scrub typhus. most of the patients were from Sunderbani and Nowshera area, 10(11.35%) each, from Rajouri 8 (9.09%), Mendhar 5(5.68%) and Poonch 4 (4.55%), collectively accounting for 37(42.02%) patients from the western belt of the Jammu and Kashmir State. Month wise distribution of present study shows that scrub typhus patients were seen mostly between months of July and November with maximum clustering of the patients during the month of September and October with 51(57.95%) and 23 (26.14%) respectively. Conclusion: It can be concluded from our study that Maximum patient were in age group of 11-15 years, followed by 28. Particularly in the Sunderbani-Nowshera-Rajouri belt. Cases were reported between the month of July to November with maximum number of patients during September and October.

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Tanvi . , Minali Raja


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  • EP ID EP483658
  • DOI 10.26611/1014332
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Tanvi . , Minali Raja (2017). Study of sociodemographic characteristics associated with patients of scrub typhus. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 3(2), 49-54.