Andaman fever: a new entity

Gokhale, S.; Rasheed, M; Sampat Kumar, A.K.; Sinha, A.; Qadir, S.; Burma, S.P. and Nagra, J.S. (1991) Andaman fever: a new entity. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 38 (2). pp. 73-77.

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Abstract

In parts of Andaman District in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, seasonal outbreaks of an incompletely recognised disorder have been recorded. This disorder affects primarily young adults involved in agriculture and forestry and has a very high fatality rate, if improperly treated. Its etiopathology has remained elusive despite extensive investigations by National Institute of Virology, Pune and National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi. Fatality is due to pulmonary involvement, with features found in Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Chloramphenicol and penicillin are very effective in reducing fatality and period of morbidity. Introduction

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Anadaman and Nicobar Islands, Fever, Respiratory Distress, Pencillin, Chloramphenicol, Adult, Fatality, Mortality, Etiopathology, Morbidity
Subjects:Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Lactams
Organic Chemicals > Nitro Compounds > Nitrobenzenes
Organic Chemicals > Alcohols > Glycols
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiration Disorders > Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Chills
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Temperature Changes
Organic Chemicals > Amides > Lactams
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
ID Code:3383
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:05 October 2009

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