Detecting Rickettsia parkeri Infection from Eschar Swab Specimens
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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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.
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