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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Brazilian Spotted Fever: A Case Series From An Endemic Area In Southeastern Brazil. Epidemiological Aspects
Author: Angerami R.N.
Resende M.R.
Feltrin A.F.C.
Katz G.
Nascimento E.M.
Stucchi R.S.B.
Silva L.J.
Abstract: Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) is the most important tick-borne disease in Brazil and is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by the Ixodid tick Amblyomma cajennense, its main vector. We present epidemiologic aspects of a case series of patients admitted to the Hospital das Clinicas da UNICAMP from 1985 to 2003 with a confirmed diagnosis of BSF either by a fourfold rise in indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) titers of IgG antibodies reactive with R. rickettsii or isolation of R. rickettsii from blood or skin specimens. Seasonal variation of case occurrence seems to be associated with the life cycle of the tick. The recent reemergence of cases seems to be associated with the growing numbers of the capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) and their expansion into urban areas. © 2006 New York Academy of Sciences.
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Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1196/annals.1374.030
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Date Issue: 2006
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