Severe human infection with Rickettsia felis associated with hepatitis in Yucatan, Mexico

Jorge Zavala-Castro, Jorge Zavala-Velázquez, David Walker, Jorge Pérez-Osorio, Gaspar Peniche-Lara

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Abstract

Rickettsia felis infection usually is a mild-to-moderate illness characterized by general signs and symptoms. Generally, patients do not require hospitalization. However, we detected 2 severe infections with R. felis. Our findings support the importance of R. felis infection as a potentially severe illness in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume299
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

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Keywords

  • Emerging diseases
  • Flea-borne spotted fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Rickettsia felis
  • Rickettsioses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Severe human infection with Rickettsia felis associated with hepatitis in Yucatan, Mexico. / Zavala-Castro, Jorge; Zavala-Velázquez, Jorge; Walker, David; Pérez-Osorio, Jorge; Peniche-Lara, Gaspar.

In: International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 299, No. 7, 11.2009, p. 529-533.

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Zavala-Castro, Jorge ; Zavala-Velázquez, Jorge ; Walker, David ; Pérez-Osorio, Jorge ; Peniche-Lara, Gaspar. / Severe human infection with Rickettsia felis associated with hepatitis in Yucatan, Mexico. In: International Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2009 ; Vol. 299, No. 7. pp. 529-533.
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