Case report of African tick-bite fever from Poland

Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2013 Dec;30(6):396-8. doi: 10.5114/pdia.2013.39438. Epub 2013 Dec 18.


A confirmed case of rickettsiosis acquired in South Africa and recognized in Poland was described. The patient fulfilled clinical criteria highly suggestive of African tick bite fever, such as eschars, regional lymphadenitis, cutaneous rash within 10 days after his return from sub-Saharan Africa. Infection with Rickettsia africae was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing.

Keywords: Rickettsia africae; imported infection; polymerase chain reaction sequencing.

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  • Case Reports