Tropical rickettsioses

Clin Dermatol. May-Jun 2006;24(3):191-200. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2005.11.007.


In recent years, a bewildering array of emerging rickettsial pathogens have been described throughout the world, including in the tropics. Here we present an updated overview of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and epidemic typhus. We also present an update on the emerging spotted fever group rickettsioses described in the tropics through 2005, focusing on epidemiologic and clinical data and management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Rickettsia Infections* / diagnosis
  • Rickettsia Infections* / epidemiology
  • Rickettsia Infections* / microbiology
  • Rickettsia Infections* / therapy
  • Tropical Medicine