Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler

Vincent L. Angeloni, Richard A. Keller, David Walker

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Abstract

A patient presented after a trip to South Africa with a febrile illness and rash that was consistent with either rickettsialpox or mild boutonneuse fever. The clinical, laboratory, and geographic overlap of these diseases makes differentiation difficult in certain situations. Several different rickettsial infections may cause an eschar and a rash that may be papulovesicular. From a clinical perspective, distinguishing these diseases is not critically important as long as therapy with tetracycline is implemented. More precise identification of the etiologic agent could be required in certain military situations because the preventive measures employed for some of these diseases may be significantly different.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume162
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1997

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Rickettsiaceae Infections
Exanthema
Boutonneuse Fever
South Africa
Tetracycline
Fever
Infection

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Angeloni, V. L., Keller, R. A., & Walker, D. (1997). Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler. Military Medicine, 162(9), 636-639.

Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler. / Angeloni, Vincent L.; Keller, Richard A.; Walker, David.

In: Military Medicine, Vol. 162, No. 9, 09.1997, p. 636-639.

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Angeloni, VL, Keller, RA & Walker, D 1997, 'Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler', Military Medicine, vol. 162, no. 9, pp. 636-639.
Angeloni VL, Keller RA, Walker D. Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler. Military Medicine. 1997 Sep;162(9):636-639.
Angeloni, Vincent L. ; Keller, Richard A. ; Walker, David. / Rickettsialpox-like illness in a traveler. In: Military Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 162, No. 9. pp. 636-639.
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