Rickettsia felis, the agent of an emerging infectious disease: Report of a new case in Mexico

Jorge Zavala-Velazquez, Hugo Laviada-Molina, Jorge Zavala-Castro, Carlos Perez-Osorio, Gerardo Becerra-Carmona, Jose A. Ruiz-Sosa, Donald H. Bouyer, David H. Walker

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Abstract

The fourth case of human infection with Rickettsia felis in Yucatán, Mexico was documented by serologic testing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The role of R. felis in human disease has been demonstrated by molecular methods in a few patients from the U.S., Yucatán, Brazil and Germany. Apparently, there is a wide spectrum in the clinical presentation of the worldwide reported cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Medical Research
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

Keywords

  • Mexico
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Rickettsia felis
  • Rickettsiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Zavala-Velazquez, J., Laviada-Molina, H., Zavala-Castro, J., Perez-Osorio, C., Becerra-Carmona, G., Ruiz-Sosa, J. A., Bouyer, D. H., & Walker, D. H. (2006). Rickettsia felis, the agent of an emerging infectious disease: Report of a new case in Mexico. Archives of Medical Research, 37(3), 419-422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arcmed.2005.08.003