First Serologic Evidence of Human Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis in Korea

Won Jong Jang, Jong Hyun Kim, Yeon Joo Choi, Kwang Don Jung, Yang Gyu Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Myung Sik Choi, Ik Sang Kim, David H. Walker, Kyung Hee Park

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Abstract

To investigate the prevalence of spotted fever group rickettsioses in Korea, a serosurvey of Japanese spotted fever rickettsiosis in patients with acute febrile illness was conducted with an indirect immunofluorescence assay. Overall, 19.88% of the patients were found to have polyvalent antibody against Rickettsia japonica. This study is the first documentation of spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Korea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2310-2313
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Jang, W. J., Kim, J. H., Choi, Y. J., Jung, K. D., Kim, Y. G., Lee, S. H., Choi, M. S., Kim, I. S., Walker, D. H., & Park, K. H. (2004). First Serologic Evidence of Human Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis in Korea. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42(5), 2310-2313. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.42.5.2310-2313.2004