Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011
Diagnosis of Rickettsioses from Eschar Swab Samples, Algeria
|Question||Answer, no. (%)*
|Eschar swab sample||Skin biopsy sample||Both samples||Nothing|
|For medical or biologist practitioners, n = 78|
|In the case that your patient has a “tache noire,” what would you do to confirm the diagnosis?||46 (59)||5 (6.4)||22 (28)||5 (6.4)|
|If you have a “tache noire,” what do you do to confirm the diagnosis?
|For patients, n = 58|
|In the case of inoculation eschar, which kind of medical procedure would you prefer your medical doctor to conduct?||43 (74)||78 (12)||5 (8.6)||3 (5.2)|
*p = 0.0001 for eschar swab sample vs. skin biopsy sample; p value not available for other parameters.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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