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African tick bite fever--papulovesicular exanthem with fever after staying in South Africa.
J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2008 May; 6(5):379-81.JD

Abstract

In the wake of expanding international tourism, rickettsioses are increasingly observed also in central Europe. African tick bite fever is a recently described, acute febrile illness with characteristic skin lesions. It is caused by Rickettsia africae, which is transmitted to humans by ticks of the Amblyomma genus. A 60-year-old woman presented with a papulovesic-ular exanthem, fever, and headache after returning from South Africa. A purple nodule with central necrosis ("tache noire"or "inoculation eschar") was noticed on the lower leg. Antibodies against rickettsia of the spotted fever group were detected serologically. Oral doxycycline led to clearance of the disease after few days of treatment.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng ger

PubMed ID

18021248

Citation

Schuster, Jan, et al. "African Tick Bite Fever--papulovesicular Exanthem With Fever After Staying in South Africa." Journal Der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG, vol. 6, no. 5, 2008, pp. 379-81.
Schuster J, Tantcheva-Poor I, Wickenhauser C, et al. African tick bite fever--papulovesicular exanthem with fever after staying in South Africa. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2008;6(5):379-81.
Schuster, J., Tantcheva-Poor, I., Wickenhauser, C., Chemnitz, J. M., Hunzelmann, N., Krieg, T., & Hartmann, K. (2008). African tick bite fever--papulovesicular exanthem with fever after staying in South Africa. Journal Der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG, 6(5), 379-81.
Schuster J, et al. African Tick Bite Fever--papulovesicular Exanthem With Fever After Staying in South Africa. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2008;6(5):379-81. PubMed PMID: 18021248.
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TY - JOUR T1 - African tick bite fever--papulovesicular exanthem with fever after staying in South Africa. AU - Schuster,Jan, AU - Tantcheva-Poor,Iliana, AU - Wickenhauser,Claudia, AU - Chemnitz,Jens-Marcus, AU - Hunzelmann,Nicolas, AU - Krieg,Thomas, AU - Hartmann,Karin, Y1 - 2007/11/14/ PY - 2007/11/21/pubmed PY - 2008/5/30/medline PY - 2007/11/21/entrez SP - 379 EP - 81 JF - Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG JO - J Dtsch Dermatol Ges VL - 6 IS - 5 N2 - In the wake of expanding international tourism, rickettsioses are increasingly observed also in central Europe. African tick bite fever is a recently described, acute febrile illness with characteristic skin lesions. It is caused by Rickettsia africae, which is transmitted to humans by ticks of the Amblyomma genus. A 60-year-old woman presented with a papulovesic-ular exanthem, fever, and headache after returning from South Africa. A purple nodule with central necrosis ("tache noire"or "inoculation eschar") was noticed on the lower leg. Antibodies against rickettsia of the spotted fever group were detected serologically. Oral doxycycline led to clearance of the disease after few days of treatment. SN - 1610-0387 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18021248/African_tick_bite_fever__papulovesicular_exanthem_with_fever_after_staying_in_South_Africa_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1610-0387.2007.006435.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -