Relapsing fever: a differential diagnosis to malaria.


A 20-year-old man who had spent several weeks in Asia suffered several attacks of fever, each lasting 1 day in a cyclic pattern. Initially he was suspected to have malaria, but no parasites were found in a blood smear. When he was readmitted to the hospital with high fever and shivering. Borrelia spirochaetes were detected in a blood smear, leading to a… (More)


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@article{Poulsen1996RelapsingFA, title={Relapsing fever: a differential diagnosis to malaria.}, author={Lasse Poulsen and Grete Alr{\ae}k Iversen}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases}, year={1996}, volume={28 4}, pages={419-20} }