Human Rickettsia heilongjiangensis Infection, Japan
Published Date:Aug 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(8):1306-1308.
Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae
Description:A case of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis infection in Japan was identified in a 35-year-old man who had rash, fever, and eschars. Serum contained R. heilongjiangensis antibodies, and eschars contained R. heilongjiangensis DNA. R. heilongjiangensis was also isolated from ticks in the suspected geographic area of infection.
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