Co-infection with Arsenophonus nasoniae and Orientia tsutsugamushi in a traveler.

@article{Edouard2013CoinfectionWA,
  title={Co-infection with Arsenophonus nasoniae and Orientia tsutsugamushi in a traveler.},
  author={Sophie Edouard and Geetha Subramanian and Benjamin Lefevre and Anabelle Dos Santos and Pascal Pouedras and Yves Poinsignon and Oleg Mediannikov and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={565-71}
}
Here we report a case of co-infection with Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus, and Arsenophonus nasoniae in a woman with a rash and an eschar who returned from a trip to Southeast Asia. A. nasoniae was previously considered to be a secondary insect and tick endosymbiont of unknown pathogenicity in humans. We amplified both O. tsutsugamushi and A. nasoniae DNA from a skin eschar with qPCR, and a seroconversion for O. tsutsugamushi and A. nasoniae was observed with… CONTINUE READING
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