Accession Number : ADA577572


Title :   Detecting Rickettsia parkeri Infection from Eschar Swab Specimens


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Myers, Todd ; Lalani, Tahaniyat ; Dent, Mike ; Jiang, Ju ; Daly, Patrick L ; Maguire, Jason D ; Richards, Allen L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA577572


Report Date : May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The typical clinical presentation of several spotted fever group Rickettsia infections includes eschars. Clinical diagnosis of the condition is usually made by analysis of blood samples. We describe a more sensitive, noninvasive means of obtaining a sample for diagnosis by using an eschar swab specimen from patients infected with Rickettsia parkeri.


Descriptors :   *ESCHAR , *RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII , BLOOD , CLINICAL MEDICINE , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , TICKBORNE DISEASES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE