Detection of Rickettsia africae in patients and ticks along the coastal region of Cameroon.

@article{Ndip2004DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of Rickettsia africae in patients and ticks along the coastal region of Cameroon.},
  author={Lucy Mande Ndip and Eric B Fokam and Donald H. Bouyer and Roland Ndip Ndip and Vincent Pryde Kehdinga Titanji and David H Walker and Jere W McBride},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={363-6}
}
Rickettsia africae was identified in seven (6%) of 118 patients with acute fevers of unknown etiology proven not to be malaria or typhoid fever from clinics along the coastal region of Cameroon by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and sequencing of the citrate synthase (gltA) and outer membrane protein A (ompA) genes of Rickettsia. The majority (71%) of the patients were female. Clinical manifestations included fever (100%), headache (71%), myalgia (71%), arthralgia (43%), pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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