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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998


Murine Typhus in Travelers Returning from Indonesia

Philippe Parola*, Dirk Vogelaers†, Chantal Roure‡, François Janbon§, and Didier Raoult*
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; †Universitair Ziekenhuis, Gent, Belgium; ‡Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France; and §Hôpital Guy de Chauliac, Montpellier, France

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Immunofluorescence testing for antibodies to Rickettsia typhi (Wilmington), R. prowazekii (Breinl), R. conorii (Moroccan), and Orientia tsutsugamushi (Kato, Gilliam, Karp, Kawazaki) in febrile patients returning from Indonesia

Titer (IgG/IgM)
Antigens R. typhi R. prowazekii R. conorii O.tsutsugamushi
Patient 1
Acute serum 512/256 128/128 <16/128 <16/<16
Convalescent serum 512/64 128/32 <16/<16 <16/<16
Patient 2
Acute serum 256/512 128/512 <16/128 <16/<16
Convalescent serum 256/512 <16/<16 <16/64 <16/<16
Patient 3
Acute serum 512/1024 256/2048 <16/64 <16/<16
Convalescent serum 1024/1024 512/1024 <16/32 <16/<16

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