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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Human Infection with Novel Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Genotype, China, 2015

Hao Li1, Xiao-Ming Cui1, Ning Cui, Zhen-Dong Yang, Jian-Gong Hu, Ya-Di Fan, Xue-Juan Fan, Lan Zhang, Pan-He Zhang, Wu-Chun CaoComments to Author , and Li-Qun FangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China (H. Li, X.-M. Cui, J.-G. Hu, Y.-D. Fan, P.-H. Zhang, W. Liu, W.-C. Cao); The People's Army 154 Hospital, Xinyang, China (N. Cui, Z.-D. Yang, X.-J. Fan, L. Zhang)

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Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 5 patients with Rickettsia sp. XY99 infection, China, 2015*

Patient no.
Age, y 65 64 66 80 62
Sex M F F M M
History of tick bite No No No Yes Yes
Time between tick bite and illness onset, d NA NA NA 14 6
Time from onset to admission, d 3 6 5 4 4
Duration of hospitalization, d 12 8 9 12 10
Fever Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Highest temperature, °C 40.0 39.5 38.7 38.4 39.1
Headache Yes No No No No
Dizziness No Yes No No No
Asthenia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Myalgia Yes Yes No No No
Rash No No No No No
Eschar No No No No No
Lymphadenopathy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anorexia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nausea Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vomit Yes Yes Yes No No
Cough Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Pneumonia Yes No Yes No Yes
Hydrothorax Yes No Yes No No
Confusion Yes No No No No
Meningeal irritation sign Yes No No No No
Ecchymosis Yes No No No No
Hemoptysis No No No No Yes
*NA, not applicable.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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