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The use of eschar swabs for the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever.
Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012 Dec; 3(5-6):361-3.TT

Abstract

African tick-bite fever (ATBF) caused by Rickettsia africae is a frequent cause of fever in returned travelers. Here, we used eschar swabs and/or eschar crust samples for the molecular diagnosis of ATBF in returned travelers. In 4 of 5 patients returning from South Africa, including 3 with negative serology, R. africae was identified by molecular tools targeting 2 different genes. The findings of this study highlight the usefulness of eschar swabs and/or eschar crust samples for the diagnosis of R. africae infection.

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Aix Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, WHO Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and Other Arthropod Borne Bacterial Diseases, 27 bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23141102

Citation

Socolovschi, Cristina, et al. "The Use of Eschar Swabs for the Diagnosis of African Tick-bite Fever." Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, vol. 3, no. 5-6, 2012, pp. 361-3.
Socolovschi C, Renvoisé A, Brouqui P, et al. The use of eschar swabs for the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012;3(5-6):361-3.
Socolovschi, C., Renvoisé, A., Brouqui, P., Parola, P., & Raoult, D. (2012). The use of eschar swabs for the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 3(5-6), 361-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.10.018
Socolovschi C, et al. The Use of Eschar Swabs for the Diagnosis of African Tick-bite Fever. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2012;3(5-6):361-3. PubMed PMID: 23141102.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The use of eschar swabs for the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever. AU - Socolovschi,Cristina, AU - Renvoisé,Aurélie, AU - Brouqui,Philippe, AU - Parola,Philippe, AU - Raoult,Didier, Y1 - 2012/11/07/ PY - 2012/11/13/entrez PY - 2012/11/13/pubmed PY - 2013/5/17/medline SP - 361 EP - 3 JF - Ticks and tick-borne diseases JO - Ticks Tick Borne Dis VL - 3 IS - 5-6 N2 - African tick-bite fever (ATBF) caused by Rickettsia africae is a frequent cause of fever in returned travelers. Here, we used eschar swabs and/or eschar crust samples for the molecular diagnosis of ATBF in returned travelers. In 4 of 5 patients returning from South Africa, including 3 with negative serology, R. africae was identified by molecular tools targeting 2 different genes. The findings of this study highlight the usefulness of eschar swabs and/or eschar crust samples for the diagnosis of R. africae infection. SN - 1877-9603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23141102/The_use_of_eschar_swabs_for_the_diagnosis_of_African_tick_bite_fever_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1877-959X(12)00103-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -