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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

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Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Argentina

Yamila RomerComments to Author , Alfredo C. Seijo, Favio Crudo, William L. Nicholson, Andrea Varela-Stokes, R. Ryan Lash, and Christopher D. Paddock
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hospital F.J. Muñiz, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Y. Romer, A.C. Seijo, F. Crudo); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (W.L. Nicholson, C.D. Paddock); Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA (A. Varela-Stokes); The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (R.R. Lash)

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Cutaneous lesions of patients with suspected and confirmed Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis in Argentina. A) Eschar at the nape of the neck at the site of recent tick bite. B, C) Papulovesicular rash involving the back and lower extremities. D) Histopathologic appearance of a papule biopsy specimen, showing perivascular mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltrates and edema of the adjacent superficial dermis and an intact epidermis (hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×100).

Figure 2. Cutaneous lesions of patients with suspected and confirmed Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis in Argentina. A) Eschar at the nape of the neck at the site of recent tick bite. B, C) Papulovesicular rash involving the back and lower extremities. D) Histopathologic appearance of a papule biopsy specimen, showing perivascular mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltrates and edema of the adjacent superficial dermis and an intact epidermis (hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×100).

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