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Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006

Orientia tsutsugamushi in Eschars from Scrub Typhus Patients

Yun-Xi Liu*, Wu-Chun Cao*Comments to Author , Yuan Gao†, Jing-Lan Zhang†, Zhan-Qing Yang†, Zhong-Tang Zhao‡, and Janet Foley§
Author affiliations: *Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, People's Republic of China; †Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Jinan, Jinan, People's Republic of China; ‡Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of China; §University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA

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Clinical characteristics on admission and serologic results of 7 patients with scrub typhus*

Patient ID Age, y (sex) Fever, °C Rash Lymphadenitis Location of eschars Acute phase
Convalescent phase
Blood samples collected, d after onset IgG titers of sera Eschars and blood samples collected,† d after onset IgG titers of sera
03PE1 35 (F) 38 + + Neck 3 N 9 320
03PE2 42 (M) 40 + + Umbilicus 7 80 8 320
03PE3 48 (M) 40 + + Right groin 5 N 10 320
03PE4 28 (F) 38 + + Left papilla 8 160 11 640
04PE5 53 (M) 38 + + Waist 2 N 6 320
04PE6 36 (M) 40 + + Behind right ear 10 80 15 1,280
04PE7 31 (F) 39 + + Left axilla 7 N 9 640

*Ig, immunoglobulin; N, negative.
†Chloramphenicol was given to a patient immediately after the acute-phase blood was collected.

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