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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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Table 1

Epidemiologic and clinical features of cases in 8 patients with African tick-bite fever

Patient no. Age (y), sex Country of exposure No. eschars, site Fever Cutaneous rash Regional lymphadenopathy Headaches and myalgia
1 55, M South Africa >1, unknown +
2 47, F South Africa 1, leg + Vesicular
3 63, M Swaziland 2, knee and shoulder Vesicular + +
4 56, F Swaziland >1, unknown + Vesicular + +
5 28, F South Africa 2, leg and chest + +
6 27, M South Africa 1, leg Vesicular + +
7 45, F South Africa 1, calf + Vesicular Unknown Unknown
8 54, F South Africa 3, groin and leg + +

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