Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of 144 Patients with Mediterranean Spotted Fever

@article{Antn2003ClinicalAL,
  title={Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of 144 Patients with Mediterranean Spotted Fever},
  author={Esperança Ant{\'o}n and Bernat Font and Tom{\'a}s Mu{\~n}oz and Isabel Sanfeli{\'u} and Ferr{\'a}n Segura},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={126-128}
}
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group that is caused by Rickettsia conorii and is endemic in the Mediterranean region. The usual vector is the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The typical symptoms are fever and rash, with the presence of a black eschar (tache noire) in 30–86% of cases [1, 2, 3]. Although MSF is usually a benign disease, serious complications and rare cases with a fatal outcome have also been reported, typically among elderly… CONTINUE READING