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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 2

Biologic and pathologic features of cases in 8 patients with African tick-bite fever*

Patient no. Culture Serology (IFA or Western blot) Regular PCR Nested PCR IHC tests
1 + + ND +
2 + + ND +
3 + + ND +
4 + ND +
5 + +
6 + +
7 + + ND +
8 + + ND +

*IFA, immunofluorescence assay; IHC, immunohistochemical; ND, not done.

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