Case report

An unusual cutaneous manifestation in a patient with murine typhus

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Abstract

Murine typhus is a flea-borne febrile illness caused by Rickettsia typhi. Although often accompanied by rash, an inoculation lesion has not been observed as it is with many tick- and mite-transmitted rickettsioses. We describe a patient with murine typhus and an unusual cutaneous manifestation at the site of rickettsial inoculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1164-1167
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus
Skin Manifestations
Rickettsia typhi
Siphonaptera
Mites
Ticks
Exanthema
Fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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