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Septicaemia with Rickettsia helvetica in a patient with acute febrile illness, rash and myasthenia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18649945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The spotted fever rickettsia, Rickettsia helvetica, is mostly reported to present a flu-like self-limiting disease. In the present case, however, where the presence of R. helvetica in the blood was verified by PCR together with serologic evidence of infection, the patient presented a different clinical picture with acute febrile illness, rash and long-lasting myasthenia.
K Nilsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-06     Completed Date:  2009-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
DNA, Bacterial / blood,  genetics
Exanthema / etiology*
Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology*
Middle Aged
Muscle Weakness / etiology*
Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
Rickettsia Infections / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Sepsis / diagnosis*,  microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/DNA, Bacterial

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