Preliminary serologic investigation of 'Rickettsia amblyommii' in the aetiology of Southern tick associated rash illness (STARI).

@article{Nicholson2009PreliminarySI,
  title={Preliminary serologic investigation of 'Rickettsia amblyommii' in the aetiology of Southern tick associated rash illness (STARI).},
  author={William L. Nicholson and Edwin Masters and Gary P. Wormser},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
  pages={235-6}
}
Southern tick associated rash illness (also known as STARI) has been recognised in the southern and south-central regions of the United States [1,2]. The disease is characterised by a migrating erythematous rash, often with central clearing, that occurs 2–15 days following a tick bite. Lesions are usually solitary, although multiple lesions may develop. The aetiology of STARI has been investigated for nearly a decade, yet no clear microorganism has been identified as the causative agent of this… CONTINUE READING

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