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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Nov;13(11):1763-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1311.070931.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Panama.

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Hospital del Niño, Panama City, Panama.

Abstract

We describe a fatal pediatric case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Panama, the first, to our knowledge, since the 1950s. Diagnosis was established by immunohistochemistry, PCR, and isolation of Rickettsia rickettsii from postmortem tissues. Molecular typing demonstrated strong relatedness of the isolate to strains of R. rickettsii from Central and South America.

PMID:
18217566
PMCID:
PMC3375809
DOI:
10.3201/eid1311.070931
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