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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Severe Murine Typhus with Pulmonary System Involvement

Thomas W. van der Vaart, Pieter P.A.M. van Thiel, Nicole P. Juffermans, Michèle van Vugt, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Martin P. Grobusch, and Abraham GoorhuisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Pulmonary manifestations of murine typhus reported from cohort studies*

No. cases
No. chest radiographs
No. chest radiographs showing abnormalities
(4) 1999 Mediterranean 104 NM 8 7 cases of pneumonitis, 1 case of ARDS
(5) 2001 USA 97 81 10 Radiographic evidence of pneumonitis in 10/81 cases
(6) 2004 Mediterranean 87 NM 6 4 cases of pulmonary infiltrates, 2 cases of pleural effusion
(7) 2008 Asia 50 16 6 6 cases of pulmonary infiltrates
(8) 2009 Mediterranean 41 NM 22 Abnormal chest radiographs for 22 patients
(9) 2009 Asia 28 15 9 9 bilateral reticulonodular infiltrates
(10) 2012 Mediterranean 90 NM 15 13 cases of interstitial pneumonia, 2 cases of pleural effusion
(11) 2012 Asia 81 49 16 15 cases of pulmonary infiltrates, 1 case of ARDS
(12) 2013 Mediterranean 43 39 12 2 cases of alveolar infiltrates, 10 cases of interstitial infiltrates

*NM, not mentioned; ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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