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Diagnosing scrub typhus in travellers is challenging due to symptom similarities with other travel-related illnesses and limited early diagnostic tools. We present a distinctive case of scrub typhus in a child traveller, providing a comprehensive account of the case, the diagnostic challenges encountered, laboratory findings and the dynamics of antibodies.

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J Travel Med

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Orientia tsutsugamushi, ELISA, antibody dynamics, returned travellers, rickettsia infection, travel-associated illness, Humans, Child, Scrub Typhus, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Immunoglobulin M, Orientia tsutsugamushi