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Epidemic Louse-Borne Typhus (Typhus) Summary

Description: The classic form of typhus, caused by RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII, which is transmitted from man to man by the louse Pediculus humanus corporis. This disease is characterized by the sudden onset of intense headache, malaise, and generalized myalgia followed by the formation of a macular skin eruption and vascular and neurologic disturbances.

Also Known As: Typhus; Typhus, Epidemic Louse Borne; Brill's Disease; Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne; Brill Disease Show All >>

Networked: 446 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 35 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Epidemic Louse-Borne Typhus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) : 2 outcomes in 34 results : FDA 27
  2. Antigens : 1 outcome 4 studies in 78 results : IBA
  3. DDT : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  4. Doxycycline (Vibramycin) : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 23 Generic
  5. Membrane Proteins (Integral Membrane Proteins) : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  6. Azithromycin (Zithromax) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 39 Generic
  7. Permethrin (Ambush) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 7 Generic
  8. Complement System Proteins (Complement) : 14 studies in 50 results : IBA
  9. Antibodies : 5 studies in 55 results : IBA
  10. Vaccines : 5 studies in 27 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Epidemic Louse-Borne Typhus

  1. Malaria
  2. Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus (Typhus, Endemic Flea Borne)
  3. Scrub Typhus (Typhus, Scrub)
  4. Scabies (Sarcoptic Mange)
  5. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection)
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Key Therapies for Epidemic Louse-Borne Typhus

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  1. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions) : 1 study in 2 results
  2. Injections : 8 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 results
  4. Chemoprevention : 2 results
  5. Catheters : 1 result
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