Rickettsia akari

Known as: Dermacentroxenus murinus, Gamasoxenus muris, rickettsialpox 
A species of gram-negative bacteria that causes rickettsialpox. The vector is a mouse mite and the reservoirs are mites and mice.
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2014
2014
BACKGROUND Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri, and Rickettsia akari are the most common causes of spotted fever group… (More)
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2010
2010
A better understanding of the pathogenesis of rickettsial disease requires elucidation of mechanisms governing host defense… (More)
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2006
2006
Rickettsialpox is a cosmopolitan, mite-borne, spotted fever rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia akari. The disease is… (More)
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2005
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2005
A highly specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed to detect spotted fever and typhus group… (More)
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2002
2002
The existence of intracellular rickettsiae requires entry, survival, and replication in the eukaryotic host cells and exit to… (More)
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2001
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2001
'Gene D' is the PS120-protein-encoding gene, first described in Rickettsia conorii and Rickettsia japonica. Sequence analysis of… (More)
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1999
1999
We tested single serum samples from 631 intravenous (i.v.) drug users from inner-city Baltimore, Maryland for serologic evidence… (More)
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1999
1999
It has previously been observed that Rickettsia prowazekii has an unusual arrangement of the rRNA genes. In this species, the… (More)
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1997
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1997
Using PCR and an automated laser fluorescent DNA sequencer, we amplified and sequenced a 1,234-bp fragment of the citrate… (More)
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1996
1996
Rickettsia akari was isolated from blood collected from a patient in Croatia in 1991. We believe this is the first human isolate… (More)
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