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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 May-Jun;6(3):290-2.

Rickettsia mongolotimonae: a rare pathogen in France.

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Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.

Abstract

We report a second case of laboratory-confirmed infection caused by Rickettsia mongolotimonae in Marseille, France. This rickettsiosis may represent a new clinical entity; moreover, its geographic distribution may be broader than previously documented. This pathogen should be systematically considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical rickettsioses, especially rashless fevers with lymphangitis and lymphadenopathy, in southern France and perhaps elsewhere.

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10827119
PMCID:
PMC2640873
DOI:
10.3201/eid0603.000309
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