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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006


Scrub Typhus, Republic of Palau

Linda J. Demma*Comments to Author , Jennifer H. McQuiston*, William L. Nicholson*, Staci M. Murphy*, Pearl Marumoto†, J. Maireng Sengebau-Kingzio†, Stevenson Kuartei†, A. Mark Durand‡, and David L. Swerdlow*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Ministry of Health, Koror, Republic of Palau; ‡Department of Health Services, Colonia, Federated States of Micronesia

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Table 1

Results of Orientia tsutsugamushi IFA serologic testing of scrub typhus patients from the southwest islands of Palau, 5 months to 2 years after illness onset*

Patient Days since illness onset IgG antibody titer IgM antibody titer
1 160 1:8,192 1:64
2 245 1:2,048 1:256
3 335 1:512 1:128
4 375 1:2,048 1:128
5 505 1:1,024 1:64
6 785 1:4,096 1:256

*IFA, indirect immunofluorescence assay; Ig, immunoglobulin.

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