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Rickettsial illnesses as important causes of febrile illness in Chittagong, Bangladesh

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We conducted a yearlong prospective study of febrile patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Chittagong, Bangladesh, to assess the proportion of patients with rickettsial illnesses and identify the causative pathogens, strain genotypes, and associated seasonality patterns. We diagnosed scrub typhus in 16.8% (70/416) and murine typhus in 5.8% (24/416) of patients; 2 patients had infections attributable to undifferentiated Rickettsia spp. and 2 had DNA sequence–confirmed R. felis i...

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10.3201/eid2404.170190

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Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
638-645
Publication date:
2018-04-06
Acceptance date:
2018-01-04
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
Pmid:
29553921
Language:
English
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pubs:831413
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831413
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2018-04-19

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