African tick-bite fever


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African tick-bite fever

a febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia africae in southern Africa and characterized by black spots at the sites of bites caused by infected Amblyomma ticks and lymphadenopathy.

African tick-bite fever

(af'ri-kăn tik'bīt fē'vĕr)
A febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia africae in southern Africa and characterized by taches noires (black spots) at the sites of bites by infected Amblyomma ticks and lymphadenopathy.
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africae and African tick-bite fever have not previously been reported in Senegal, and few positive human serum samples have been documented in western Africa.
The patient was treated with doxycycline 200 mg/day for 1 week for suspected African tick-bite fever.
africae and confirmed the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever.
African tick-bite fever (ATBF), a recently rediscovered rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group, is caused by Rickettsia africae, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, transmitted by cattle ticks of the Amblyomma genus (1-5).
African tick-bite fever imported into Norway: presentation of 8 cases.
Rickettsia africae is a recently described spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia that is the agent of African tick-bite fever (ATBF), a mild but common tickborne disease of local persons and tourists, in particular, in sub-Saharan Africa.
The estimated incidence of African tick-bite fever in safari travelers is 4%-5.
These findings established a diagnosis of acute rickettsiosis, most likely African tick-bite fever.
africae, has been identified as the agent of African tick-bite fever.
africae, which cause Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) and African tick-bite fever (ATBF), respectively, have been associated with human disease in the region; ATBF is more frequently associated with travel (1).

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