Constitutional homoeopathic treatment of scrub typhus fever: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Jayashree Nanda and Dr. Sujata Choudhury
Scrub typhus is a rickettsial zoonotic disease and caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi whose reservoir is tromboculid mite. It is ian acute illness characterised by fever, chill, headache, malaise, rash, prostration, generalised swelling of lymph nodes. The larval stage feed the hosts (humans and rodents) and cause infection. There is no direct transmission from person to person. As an acute illness it can be successfully treated. But at times complications like multi organ dysfunction may occur. In this present case Homoeopathy plays an important role in treatment of scrub typhus fever after failure of antibiotics treatment. A 32 year old female patient presented with the symptoms of fever for 15 days which had come initially with chilliness and fever and ended after sweating with severe myalgia and headache. Later rashes appeared with itching of whole body associated with fever. ICT for malaria parasite was negative and scrub typhus IgM was positive which confirm the diagnosis of Scrub Typhus infection. A detailed case history of the patient was taken and totality of symptoms was built up. After repertorization Arsenicum album was prescribed in 50 millesimal potency first which initially reduced the symptoms but failed to complete cure. Later on depending upon acute totality Psorinum was prescribed in fifty millesimal potency to which the patient responded well. Scrub Typhus Antibody Rapid Test became negative within two months. Homoeopathic medicine Psorinum was prescribed basing upon reportorial totality and it was found effective in this case.