In 1984, an entirely new syndrome, Brazilian purpuric fever (BPF), emerged in the town of Promissao, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
Suspected Brazilian purpuric fever in a toddler with overwhelming Epstein-Barr virus infection.
Emergence and disappearance of a virulent clone of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius, cause of Brazilian purpuric fever.
An infant rat model of bacteremia with Brazilian purpuric fever isolates of Hemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius.
Bactericidal activity of human sera against a Brazilian purpuric fever (BPF) strain of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius correlates with age-related occurrence of BPF.
Comparison of lipopolysaccharides from Brazilian purpuric fever isolates and conjunctivitis isolates of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius.
Implications of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius hemagglutinins in the pathogenesis of Brazilian purpuric fever.
Role of the 145-kilodalton surface protein in virulence of the Brazilian purpuric fever clone of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius for infant rats.
As illustrated by articles in this issue about adiaspiromycosis (2), malaria (3,4), dengue (4), Chagas disease (5), Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (6), suspected Brazilian purpuric fever
(7), and other infections, new diseases continue to emerge and old ones continue to undergo epidemiologic change throughout the vast Amazon River basin.
To the Editor: Brazilian purpuric fever (BPF), a Haemophilus aegyptius-caused febrile hemorrhagic illness of children that begins with conjunctivitis and has a case-fatality rate of 40%-90% (1,2), was first recognized during a 1984 outbreak.
Isolation of Haemophilus aegyptius associated with Brazilian purpuric fever, of Chloropidae (Diptera) of the genera Hippelates and Liohippelates [in Portuguese].
Characteristics of 7 case-patients with suspected Brazilian purpuric fever, Amazon region, Brazil, August 2007 * Date of Case-patient Sex/age, conjunctivitis Date admitted no.