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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 May;14(5):821-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1405.071278.

Fatal Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis infection, Israel.

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel. miriw@netvision.net.il

Abstract

Underdiagnosis of fatal spotted fever may be attributed to nonspecific clinical features and insensitive acute-phase serologic studies. We describe the importance of molecular and immunohistochemical methods in establishing the postmortem diagnosis of locally acquired Israeli spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis in a traveler returning to Israel from India.

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18439372
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PMC2600240
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10.3201/eid1405.071278
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