Diagnosis of Queensland Tick Typhus and African Tick Bite Fever by PCR of Lesion Swabs
Published Date:Jun 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(6):963-965.
Insect Bites And Stings
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne
Description:We report 3 cases of Queensland tick typhus (QTT) and 1 case of African tick bite fever in which the causative rickettsiae were detected by PCR of eschar and skin lesions in all cases. An oral mucosal lesion in 1 QTT case was also positive.
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