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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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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