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Epidermal necrosis due to vasculitis in rickettsial fever

Authors:

Geeta Karambelkar,

D.Y. Patil University, Pune, IN
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Professor in Paediatrics
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Shiji Chalipat,

D.Y. Patil University, Pune, IN
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Asst. Professor in Paediatrics
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Sushma Vuppala ,

D.Y. Patil University, Pune, IN
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Department of Paediatrics
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Sharad Agarkhedkar

Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, IN
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Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics
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Abstract

Cases of rickettsial fever have been reported in many parts of India1. Indian tick typhus is endemic in Pune region of Maharashtra2. Complications due to vasculitis in rickettsial fever include hepatitis, pancreatitis, interstitial pneumonitis, etc1. Though rare, vasculitic complications like oedema and bluish discolouration of hands and feet and epidermal necrosis are also noted2. Some purpuric lesions may enlarge to ecchymosis with gangrenous changes and may rarely progress to gangrene of the digits1. We report 2 cases of epidermal necrosis due to vasculitis with rickettsial fever.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2015; 44(2): 119-120

How to Cite: Karambelkar, G., Chalipat, S., Vuppala, S. and Agarkhedkar, S., 2015. Epidermal necrosis due to vasculitis in rickettsial fever. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 44(2), pp.119–120. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v44i2.6944
Published on 12 Jun 2015.
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