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Identification of a novel rickettsial infection in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus. Human spotted fever group rickettsioses are underappreciated in southern Taiwan, particularly for the species closely-related to Rickettsia felis. To the Editor: Doxycycline is an effective antimalar-ial prophylactic drug when administered as a monotherapy 1 day(More)
INTRODUCTION Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requires prompt treatment, but its diagnosis is complex. Improvement of bacterial CAP diagnosis by biomarkers has been evaluated using chest X-ray infiltrate as the CAP gold standard, producing conflicting results. We analyzed the diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers in suspected CAP adults visiting emergency(More)
Dear Sir: We read with great interest the study on the abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan during acute vivax malaria in South Korea by Kim and others. 1 In our recent analysis of 55 cases of pathological rupture on the spleen in malaria, 2 we found that 23 (42%) were caused by Plasmodium vivax. We therefore agree with Kim and others that infection with(More)
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