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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Spring Scrub Typhus, People’s Republic of China

Min Cao*, Hengbin Guo*, Tang Tang†, Changjun Wang*, Xianfu Li*, Xiuzhen Pan*, and Jiaqi Tang*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Research Institute for Medicine of Nanjing Command, Nanjing, People's Republic of China; †University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Clinical manifestations of spring scrub typhus, 2000–2005, Pingtan Island, People's Republic of China

Characteristic No. patients (%)
Male 24 (86)
Female 4 (14)
Fever 28 (100)
Eschar 25 (89.2)
Node 28 (100)
Rash 25 (89)
Cough 19 (68)
Headache 13 (46)
Chill 15 (53)
Fatigue 16 (57)
Myalgia 10 (35)
Vomiting 8 (29)
Serologic titer
IgG titer of IFA,* median (range) 1,280 (320–2,560)
Age, y
Median (range) 21.5 (7–59)

*IFA, indirect immunofluorescence assay; IgG, immunoglobulin G.

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