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Febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo

Borgia, F. and Guarneri, F. (1998) Febbre bottonosa del Mediterraneo. Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche, LXXXVI (1). pp. 59-64.

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Boutonneuse Fever is an infectious disease due to Rickettsia conori characterized clinically by fever, maculo-papular rash and by a typical lesion in the site of inoculation, called «tache noire». Endemic in Mediterranean regions, the infection is transmitted to man by puncture of the tick of dog, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. After injection, Rickettsia conori spreads into the blood causing tromboangioytic lesions in capillaries and small vessels. More frequent in summertime, Boutonneuse Fever is generally self-limiting and responds well to specific antibiotic therapy. The diagnosis is based on typical clinical picture and positivity of Indirect Immunofluorescence Antibody test.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1998
M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere Filosofia e belle Arti > 1998
Depositing User: Dr PP C
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 10:04

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