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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The use of eschar swabs for the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever. Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2012;3(5):361-363.
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. Follow-up showed a quick recovery from his symptoms except for fatigue that persisted for [approximately equal to] 1 month.
africae and confirmed the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever.
The geographic distribution of African tick-bite fever is related to the presence of Amblyomma spp.
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: a new spotted fever group rickettsiosis under an old name.
African tick-bite fever: an imported spotless rickettsiosis.
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%-5.3% (4) but higher incidence may be reported as emphasized in our study.
To date, African tick-bite fever has been characterized as a mild illness.
africae, has been identified as the agent of African tick-bite fever. In 2002, the first case report of a patient infected with R.

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