Afebrile Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Infection After a Bite from a Dermacentor variabilis Tick Infected with Rickettsia montanensis
Published Date:Nov 15 2012
Source:Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 12(12):1059-1061.
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4699432
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Description:Several spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) previously believed to be nonpathogenic are speculated to contribute to infections commonly misdiagnosed as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in the United States, but confirmation is difficult in cases with mild or absent systemic symptoms. We report an afebrile rash illness occurring in a patient 4 days after being bitten by a Rickettsia montanensis-positive Dermacentor variabilis tick. The patient's serological profile was consistent with confirmed SFGR infection.
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