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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Dispatch

Rickettsia honei Infection in Human, Nepal, 2009

Holly Murphy1, Aurélie Renvoisé1, Prativa Pandey, Philippe Parola, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Canadian International Water and Energy Consultants Clinic Travel Medicine Center, Kathmandu, Nepal (H. Murphy, P. Pandey); Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (A. Renvoisé, P. Parola, D. Raoult)

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Table

Kinetics of species-specific antibody titers in patient infected with Rickettsia honei, Nepal, 2009*

Species tested IgG/IgM titer by date
Apr 20 Apr 24 Apr 29 May 15
R. honei Neg 256/32 512/32 1,024/64
R. felis 32/0 256/16 256/16 256/16
R. massiliae Neg Neg Neg 128/16
R. aeschlimannii Neg Neg Neg 128/16
R. conorii subsp. israelensis Neg Neg Neg 128/16
R. conorii subsp. conorii Neg Neg Neg 128/16
R. conorii subsp. mongolitimonae Neg Neg Neg 128/18
R. slovaca Neg Neg Neg 128/16
R. helijongangensis Neg 32/32 64/32 64/64
R. AT1 Neg 32/32 64/32 64/64
R. africae Neg 32/32 64/32 64/64
R. japonica Neg 32/32 64/32 64/64
R. conorii subsp. indica Neg Neg 64/32 64/32
R. typhi Neg Neg Neg 64/64
R. prowazekii Neg Neg Neg 64/64
Orientia tsutsugamushi serotype Kawasaki Neg Neg Neg 64/64
O. tsutsugamushi serotype Gilliam Neg Neg Neg Neg

*Ig, immunoglobulin; neg, negative. Titer cutoff values were >128 for IgG and >64 for IgM. A negative titer was reported when an initial serum screening result was negative. A titer of 0 was reported when an initial screening result was positive but no Ig was detected.

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1These authors equally contributed to this article.

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