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Type: Artigo
Title: A Fatal Case Of Brazilian Spotted Fever In A Non-endemic Area In Brazil: The Importance Of Having Health Professionals Who Understand The Disease And Its Areas Of Transmission
Author: de Oliveira
Stefan Vilges; de Caldas
Eduardo Pacheco; Colombo
Silvia; Gazeta
Gilberto Salles; Labruna
Marcelo Bahia; Pereira dos Santos
Fabiana Cristina; Angerami
Rodrigo Nogueira
Abstract: Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Because of its high case-fatality rate and apparent increase in areas of transmission, it is considered to be the rickettsial illness of primary public health interest. Cases of this disease have historically occurred in Southeastern Brazil. This article reports the first fatal case of BSF in Southern Brazil. This case high lights the importance of BSF to be considered as a differential diagnosis for acute hemorrhagic fever in areas where cases of BSF may not be expected.
Subject: Rickettsial Illness
Rickettsia Rickettsii
Tick-borne Diseases
Editor: Soc Brasileira Medicina Tropical
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0088-2016
Date Issue: 2016
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