Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico

Jorge E. Zavala-Castro, Jorge E. Zavala-Velázquez, David H. Walker, Edgar E. Ruiz Arcila, Hugo Laviada-Molina, Juan P. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Zavala-Castro, J. E., Zavala-Velázquez, J. E., Walker, D. H., Ruiz Arcila, E. E., Laviada-Molina, H., Olano, J. P., Ruiz-Sosa, J. A., Small, M. A., & Dzul-Rosado, K. R. (2006). Fatal human infection with Rickettsia rickettsii, Yucatán, Mexico. Emerging infectious diseases, 12(4), 672-674. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1204.051282