Eschar-associated Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, Bahia, Brazil

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Feb;17(2):275-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1702.100859.

Abstract

In Brazil, Brazilian spotted fever was once considered the only tick-borne rickettsial disease. We report eschar-associated rickettsial disease that occurred after a tick bite. The etiologic agent is most related to Rickettsia parkeri, R. africae, and R. sibirica and probably widely distributed from Sao Paulo to Bahia in the Atlantic Forest.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rickettsia / classification*
  • Rickettsia / genetics
  • Rickettsia / immunology
  • Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
  • Rickettsia Infections / diagnosis
  • Rickettsia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Rickettsia Infections / microbiology
  • Rickettsia Infections / pathology
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / diagnosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / epidemiology*
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / microbiology
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / pathology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Skin / microbiology
  • Skin / pathology*
  • Tongue / microbiology
  • Tongue / pathology

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial