Accession Number:

ADA577572

Title:

Detecting Rickettsia parkeri Infection from Eschar Swab Specimens

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2013-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The typical clinical presentation of several spotted fever group Rickettsia infections includes eschars. Clinical diagnosis of the condition is usually made by analysis of blood samples. We describe a more sensitive, noninvasive means of obtaining a sample for diagnosis by using an eschar swab specimen from patients infected with Rickettsia parkeri.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE