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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Feb;13(2):334-6.

Rickettsia parkeri infection after tick bite, Virginia.

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US Navy Infectious Diseases Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20889, USA. tjwhitman@bethesda.med.navy.mil

Abstract

We describe a man with a febrile illness and an eschar that developed at the site of a tick bite. Rickettsia parkeri was detected and isolated from the eschar. This report represents the second documented case of R. parkeri rickettsiosis in a US serviceman in eastern Virginia.

PMID:
17479907
PMCID:
PMC2725880
DOI:
10.3201/eid1302.061295
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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