Spotted fever in Brazil: a seroepidemiological study and description of clinical cases in an endemic area in the state of São Paulo.

@article{Lemos2001SpottedFI,
  title={Spotted fever in Brazil: a seroepidemiological study and description of clinical cases in an endemic area in the state of S{\~a}o Paulo.},
  author={Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos and F de B Alvarenga and Maria Let{\'i}cia Cintra and Mar{\'i}a C Ramos and Christopher D Paddock and T L Ferebee and Sherif R. Zaki and Fabiano Candido Ferreira and R C Ravagnani and Rajiv D Machado and Marisa Cristina de Almeida Guimar{\~a}es and Jos{\'e} Rodrigues Coura},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={329-34}
}
During 1985-1995, illnesses clinically and epidemiologically compatible with Brazilian spotted fever were identified in 17 patients in the county of Pedreira, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Spotted-fever group rickettsial infection was confirmed by serology and/or immunostaining of tissues in 10 of these patients. Immunostaining confirmed infection in a 37-year-old pregnant patient, although rickettsial antigens were not demonstrable in the tissues of the fetus. A serosurvey was conducted… CONTINUE READING

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