Pancreatic abscess following scrub typhus associated with multiorgan failure

Sun Young Yi, Jung Hyun Tae

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Clinical severity of scrub typhus ranges from mild to fatal. Acute pancreatitis with abscess formation is a rare complication among patients with scrub typhus. This paper reports a case of scrub typhus in a 75 years old man with acute pancreatitis with abscess formation and multiorgan failure. Abdominal computed tomography showed multiple infected pancreatic pseudocysts with peri-pancreatic infiltration. Multiorgan failure was successfully treated with doxycycline, ceftriaxone, and supportive management. The pancreatic abscess was successfully drained percutaneously and the sizes of pseudocysts decreased remarkably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3523-3525
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number25
StatePublished - 7 Jul 2007


  • Multiorgan failure
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Pancreatitis
  • Scrub typhus


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