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Title: Fatal spotted fever rickettsiosis, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Authors: Galvão, Márcio Antônio Moreira
Dumler, J. Stephen
Mafra, Cláudio Lísias
Calic, Simone Berger
Chamone, Chequer Buffe
Cesarino Filho, Gracco
Olano, Juan Pablo
Walker, David Hughes
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: GALVÃO, M. A. M. et al. Fatal spotted fever rickettsiosis, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, v. 9, n.11, p. 1402-1405, 2003. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 08 set. 2014.
Abstract: The emergence and reemergence of a serious infectious disease are often associated with a high case-fatality rate because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate or delayed treatment. The current reemergence of spotted fever rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in Brazil has resulted in a high proportion of fatal cases. We describe two familial clusters of Brazilian spotted fever in the state of Minas Gerais, involving six children 9 months to 15 years of age; five died. Immunohistochemical investigation of tissues obtained at necropsy of a child in each location, Novo Cruzeiro and Coronel Fabriciano municipalities, established the diagnosis by demonstration of disseminated endothelial infection with spotted fever group rickettsiae. The diagnosis in the two fatal cases from Coronel Fabriciano and the surviving patient from Novo Cruzeiro was further supported by immunofluorescence serologic tests.
ISSN: 1080-6059
metadata.dc.rights.license: Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, all materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases are in the public domain and can be used without permission. Fonte: Emerging Infectious Diseases <>. Acesso em: 04 set. 2014.
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