Rickettsialpox in North Carolina: A Case Report

  title={Rickettsialpox in North Carolina: A Case Report},
  author={Allan Krusell and James A. Comer and Daniel John Sexton},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
We report a case of rickettsialpox from North Carolina confirmed by serologic testing. To our knowledge, this case is the first to be reported from this region of the United States. Including rickettsialpox in the evaluation of patients with eschars or vesicular rashes is likely to extend the recognized geographic distribution of Rickettsia akari, the etiologic agent of this disease.