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Epidemiological and Clinical Features of Three Clustered Cases Co-Infected with Lyme Disease and Rickettsioses.
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PMID:  23280084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lyme disease and rickettsioses are two common diseases in China. However, the concomitant occurrence of both diseases in a single individual has been reported infrequently in literature. We reported three related female patients admitted at Beijing Ditan Hospital from October to December 2010. They had similar epidemiological histories. At the beginning, they only got a single diagnosis, respectively, but after specific screenings, the final diagnoses were made. Because arthropods can harbour more than one disease-causing agent, patients can be infected with more than one pathogen at the same time, so the possibility of co-infection could be higher than what was thought previously. These observations suggested that clinicians should enhance the complete screening of arthropod-related infectious diseases so as to make an accurate diagnosis and to avoid diagnostic errors.
D Xuefei; H Qin; G Xiaodi; G Zhen; L Wei; H Xuexia; G Jiazhen; F Xiuping; T Meimei; Z Jingshan; L Yunru; F Xiaoling; W Kanglin; L Xingwang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zoonoses and public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-2378     ISO Abbreviation:  Zoonoses Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300786     Medline TA:  Zoonoses Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
 Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China  State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.
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