Haemolysis with mediterranean spotted fever and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

D. Raoult, D. Lena, H. Perrimont, H. Gallais, D. H. Walker, P. Casanova

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Abstract

Mediterranean spotted fever with haemolysis is reported in a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient Algerian man. The clinical course was unusually severe for a 27-year-old patient. The authors suspect G6PD deficiency to be a cause of enhanced severity in Mediterranean spotted fever as well as in other rickettsioses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-962
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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