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Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Apr; 86(4):711-2.AJ

Abstract

Current serological evidence suggests the presence of scrub typhus and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis in Sri Lanka. Our objective was to identify rickettsial agents/Q fever as aetiological causes for patients who were presumed having rickettsioses by the presence of an eschar or a rash. Sera from patients with unknown origin fever from Matara were tested by immunofluorescence for SFG rickettsial antigens, typhus group rickettsiae, Orientia tsutsugamushi, and Coxiella burnetii antigens. Thirteen (7.3%) of the patients presented with a rash, 11 (6.1%) had an inoculation eschar, and 16 patients recalled a tick or flea bite. We found that 25 (14%) patients had scrub typhus, 6 (3%) SFG rickettsioses, 3 (1.6%) acute Q fever, 3 (1.6%) murine typhus, and 3 (1.6%) were infected by Rickettsia felis. In addition to already described scrub and murine typhus, we found that R. felis and C. burnetii infections should be considered in Sri Lanka.

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Université de la Méditerranée, URMITE UMR, CNRS-IRD, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Marseille, France. angelotasmanos@msn.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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eng

PubMed ID

22492158

Citation

Angelakis, Emmanouil, et al. "Detection of Rickettsioses and Q Fever in Sri Lanka." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 86, no. 4, 2012, pp. 711-2.
Angelakis E, Munasinghe A, Yaddehige I, et al. Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86(4):711-2.
Angelakis, E., Munasinghe, A., Yaddehige, I., Liyanapathirana, V., Thevanesam, V., Bregliano, A., Socolovschi, C., Edouard, S., Fournier, P. E., Raoult, D., & Parola, P. (2012). Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 86(4), 711-2. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0424
Angelakis E, et al. Detection of Rickettsioses and Q Fever in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86(4):711-2. PubMed PMID: 22492158.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka. AU - Angelakis,Emmanouil, AU - Munasinghe,Aruna, AU - Yaddehige,Iranga, AU - Liyanapathirana,Veranja, AU - Thevanesam,Vasanthi, AU - Bregliano,Anne, AU - Socolovschi,Cristina, AU - Edouard,Sophie, AU - Fournier,Pierre Edouard, AU - Raoult,Didier, AU - Parola,Philippe, PY - 2012/4/12/entrez PY - 2012/4/12/pubmed PY - 2012/5/31/medline SP - 711 EP - 2 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 86 IS - 4 N2 - Current serological evidence suggests the presence of scrub typhus and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis in Sri Lanka. Our objective was to identify rickettsial agents/Q fever as aetiological causes for patients who were presumed having rickettsioses by the presence of an eschar or a rash. Sera from patients with unknown origin fever from Matara were tested by immunofluorescence for SFG rickettsial antigens, typhus group rickettsiae, Orientia tsutsugamushi, and Coxiella burnetii antigens. Thirteen (7.3%) of the patients presented with a rash, 11 (6.1%) had an inoculation eschar, and 16 patients recalled a tick or flea bite. We found that 25 (14%) patients had scrub typhus, 6 (3%) SFG rickettsioses, 3 (1.6%) acute Q fever, 3 (1.6%) murine typhus, and 3 (1.6%) were infected by Rickettsia felis. In addition to already described scrub and murine typhus, we found that R. felis and C. burnetii infections should be considered in Sri Lanka. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22492158/Detection_of_rickettsioses_and_Q_fever_in_Sri_Lanka_ L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0424?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -