Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas

Translated title of the contribution: Probable case of flea-borne spotted fever (Rickettsia felis)

Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez, Elkin Gustavo Forero Becerra, Jesús A. Cortés-Vecino, Luis J. Polo-Teran, Jorge H. Jácome, Jimmy J. Vargas, Gustavo Valbuena, Marylin Hidalgo

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Abstract

Rickettsia felis is the etiologic agent of flea-borne spotted fever, with Ctenocephalides felis as its main vector and reservoir. Typically, the disease presents as acute fever associated with headache, asthenia, generalized maculo-papular rash, and in some cases, an inoculation eschar. In recent years, R. felis has acquired an important role in the etiology of the acute febrile syndrome; it is indeed an emerging infectious disease, albeit underdiagnosed. Indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is currently the reference diagnostic method. However, this technique has limitations related to the cross reactivity among different species of rickettsiae. Herein, we describe a case of a 16 year-old patient with an acute febrile syndrome secondary to probable infection with R. felis.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedica
Volume33
Issue numberSUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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Rickettsia felis
Siphonaptera
Fever
Assays
Ctenocephalides
Emerging Communicable Diseases
Asthenia
Rickettsia
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Exanthema
Headache
Infection

Keywords

  • Case studies
  • Colombia
  • Fever
  • Rickettsia felis
  • Rickettsia infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Faccini-Martínez, Á. A., Forero Becerra, E. G., Cortés-Vecino, J. A., Polo-Teran, L. J., Jácome, J. H., Vargas, J. J., ... Hidalgo, M. (2013). Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas. Biomedica, 33(SUPPL.1), 9-13. https://doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.723

Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas. / Faccini-Martínez, Álvaro A.; Forero Becerra, Elkin Gustavo; Cortés-Vecino, Jesús A.; Polo-Teran, Luis J.; Jácome, Jorge H.; Vargas, Jimmy J.; Valbuena, Gustavo; Hidalgo, Marylin.

In: Biomedica, Vol. 33, No. SUPPL.1, 09.2013, p. 9-13.

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Faccini-Martínez, ÁA, Forero Becerra, EG, Cortés-Vecino, JA, Polo-Teran, LJ, Jácome, JH, Vargas, JJ, Valbuena, G & Hidalgo, M 2013, 'Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas', Biomedica, vol. 33, no. SUPPL.1, pp. 9-13. https://doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.723
Faccini-Martínez ÁA, Forero Becerra EG, Cortés-Vecino JA, Polo-Teran LJ, Jácome JH, Vargas JJ et al. Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas. Biomedica. 2013 Sep;33(SUPPL.1):9-13. https://doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.723
Faccini-Martínez, Álvaro A. ; Forero Becerra, Elkin Gustavo ; Cortés-Vecino, Jesús A. ; Polo-Teran, Luis J. ; Jácome, Jorge H. ; Vargas, Jimmy J. ; Valbuena, Gustavo ; Hidalgo, Marylin. / Caso probable de fiebre manchada (Rickettsia felis) transmitida por pulgas. In: Biomedica. 2013 ; Vol. 33, No. SUPPL.1. pp. 9-13.
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