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Current knowledge of rickettsial diseases in Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17114696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rickettsial diseases continue to be the cause of serious health problems in Italy. From 1998 to 2002, 4,604 clinical cases were reported, with 33 deaths in the period from 1998 to 2001. Almost all the cases reported in Italy are cases of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF). Other rickettsioses that have been historically documented are murine typhus and epidemic typhus. Since 1950, only sporadic cases of murine typhus have been reported, and Italy currently appears to be free of epidemic typhus. As in other European countries, imported cases of rickettsialpox, African tick-bite fever (ATBF), and scrub typhus have been reported. In 2004, three cases of a mild form of rickettsiosis were serologically attributed to Rickettsia helvetica.
Lorenzo Ciceroni; Antonella Pinto; Simonetta Ciarrocchi; Alessandra Ciervo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1078     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
History, 16th Century
Italy / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Rickettsia Infections / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  veterinary
Rodent Diseases / epidemiology,  microbiology

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