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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Research

Histologic Features and Immunodetection of African Tick-bite Fever Eschar

Hubert Lepidi*, Pierre-Edouard Fournier*, and Didier Raoult*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Figure 5

Immunohistochemical detection of Rickettsia africae in the inoculation eschar of a patient with African tick-bite fever. Note the location of the bacteria in the endothelial and inflammatory cells of a blood vessel in the dermis (arrow) (monoclonal rabbit anti-R. africae antibody used at a dilution of 1:1,000 and hematoxylin counterstain; original magnification ×250).

Figure 5. Immunohistochemical detection of Rickettsia africae in the inoculation eschar of a patient with African tick-bite fever. Note the location of the bacteria in the endothelial and inflammatory cells of a blood vessel in the dermis (arrow) (monoclonal rabbit anti-R. africae antibody used at a dilution of 1:1,000 and hematoxylin counterstain; original magnification ×250).

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