Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico

Jorge E. Zavala-Castro, Jorge E. Zavala-Velázquez, David Walker, Edgar E. Ruiz Arcila, Hugo Laviada-Molina, Juan Olano, José A. Ruiz-Sosa, Melissa A. Small, Karla R. Dzul-Rosado

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Abstract

The first fatal Rickettsia rickettsii infection was diagnosed in the southwest of Mexico. The patient had fever, erythematous rash, abdominal pain, and severe central nervous system involvement with convulsive crisis. The diagnosis of R. rickettsii infection was established by immunohistochemistry and specific polymerase chain reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006

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Rickettsia Infections
Rickettsia rickettsii
Mexico
Infection
Exanthema
Abdominal Pain
Fever
Central Nervous System
Immunohistochemistry
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Zavala-Castro, J. E., Zavala-Velázquez, J. E., Walker, D., Ruiz Arcila, E. E., Laviada-Molina, H., Olano, J., ... Dzul-Rosado, K. R. (2006). Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(4), 672-674.

Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico. / Zavala-Castro, Jorge E.; Zavala-Velázquez, Jorge E.; Walker, David; Ruiz Arcila, Edgar E.; Laviada-Molina, Hugo; Olano, Juan; Ruiz-Sosa, José A.; Small, Melissa A.; Dzul-Rosado, Karla R.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 12, No. 4, 04.2006, p. 672-674.

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Zavala-Castro, JE, Zavala-Velázquez, JE, Walker, D, Ruiz Arcila, EE, Laviada-Molina, H, Olano, J, Ruiz-Sosa, JA, Small, MA & Dzul-Rosado, KR 2006, 'Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 672-674.
Zavala-Castro JE, Zavala-Velázquez JE, Walker D, Ruiz Arcila EE, Laviada-Molina H, Olano J et al. Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006 Apr;12(4):672-674.
Zavala-Castro, Jorge E. ; Zavala-Velázquez, Jorge E. ; Walker, David ; Ruiz Arcila, Edgar E. ; Laviada-Molina, Hugo ; Olano, Juan ; Ruiz-Sosa, José A. ; Small, Melissa A. ; Dzul-Rosado, Karla R. / Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 672-674.
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