A case of rickettsialpox in Northern Europe

A Renvoise, JW van't Wout, JG van der Schroeff, Thijs Beersma, D Raoult

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Abstract

We report the first case of rickettsialpox caused by Rickettsia akari in the Netherlands. The diagnosis was suspected based on clinical grounds and was confirmed by Western blot analysis with cross-adsorption. Because the arthropod vector (Liponyssoides sanguineus) is ubiquitous, we suspect that the disease is under-diagnosed in non-endemic areas. (C) 2011 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)E221-E222
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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