Accession Number:

AD0601841

Title:

Pathogenesis of Scrub Typhus Infection Rickettsia Tsutsugamushi as Studied by Immunofluoresence 1,2.,

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KANSAS UNIV KANSAS CITY MEDICAL CENTER

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The pathogenesis of R. tsutsugamushi in infected suckling and weanling mice was studied by the use of fluoresceinlabeled antibodies. Although the areas of involvement differed with the route of inoculation, rickettsial antigen was observed primarily in connective tissues of mesenchymal origin. X-irradiation increased the mortality, shortened the incubation period and intensified the antigenic involvement. Rickettsiae could be found by infectivity titrations but not be fluorescent antibody staining in mice infected up to a year before. Attempts to cause a recrudescence by the use of various stresses were unsuccessful. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE