Identification of a novel rickettsial infection
in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus.
CDC recommends starting doxycycline treatment as soon as a doctor suspects RMSF or other rickettsial infection
Here, we report a case of PF in a child secondary to rickettsial infection
, who was managed efficiently with timely intervention.
Q fever was described as the most prevalent rickettsial infection
in South Africa, (23) although its agent has since been assigned to a different taxonomic group.
Critical role of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in immune clearance of rickettsial infection
The signs and symptoms are similar to other infections such as tularemia, meningococcemia, gram negative sepsis, and rickettsial infection
Ehrlichiosis is a rickettsial infection
first found in humans in 1986.
Scrub typhus is a rickettsial infection
caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a small gram negative coccobacillus, which is an obligate intracellular parasite.
in Amblyomma cajennense ticks and capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in a Brazilian spotted fever-endemic area.
Scrub typhus is an important tropical rickettsial infection
Physicians in areas where scrub typhus is nonendemic should have a high index of suspicion for rickettsial infections
in patients with recent travel histories to areas where the disease is endemic and consider treatment with tetracyclines whenever rickettsial infection
Therefore, diagnosis of rickettsial infection
should be confirmed by Western blotting or molecular testing.