Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
The Amazon Region
Suspected Brazilian Purpuric Fever, Brazilian Amazon Region
|Case- patient no.||Sex/age, y||Date of conjunctivitis onset||Date admitted to hospital||Hospitalization, d||Antimicrobial drug treatment||Date of death||Type of sample(s) collected||WBC/mL|
|1||M/2||Aug 1||Aug 5||<1||No||Aug 5||NC||NT|
|2||F/3||Aug 10||Aug 13||<1||No||Aug 14||Blood||3,700|
|3||M/3||Aug 14||Unknown||Unknown||No||Aug 21||NC||NT|
|4||M/6||Jul 19||Aug 22||<1||No||Aug 23||Blood||2,300|
|5†||M/8||Unknown||Sep 3||7||Yes||–||CSF, conjunctival swab||9,060|
|6||F/4||Aug 23||Aug 26||<1||No||Aug 26||CSF, blood‡||2,000|
|7||F/4||Aug 31||Sept 3||12||Yes||–||Oropharyngeal and conjunctival swabs, CSF, blood, serum||4,800|
*Case-patients 5 and 7 underwent testing for dengue and yellow fever by immunoglobulin M antibody-capture ELISA, for dengue by reverse transcription–PCR, and for Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae serotypes a, b, c, and d and conventional PCR for detecting the ompP2 gene. All tests were negative. WBC, white blood cells; NC, not collected; NT, not tested; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.
†Sample collected 20 days after admission.
‡Non-standard collection, transport, storage, or processing.