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Severe Japanese Spotted Fever Successfully Treated with Fluoroquinolone


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Title: Severe Japanese Spotted Fever Successfully Treated with Fluoroquinolone
Authors: Seki, Masafumi / Ikari, Naruhiko / Yamamoto, Seigo / Yamagata, Yuhki / Kosai, Kosuke / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Kakugawa, Tomoyuki / Kurihara, Shintaro / Izumikawa, Koichi / Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu / Higashiyama, Yasuhito / Hirakata, Yoichi / Tashiro, Takayoshi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, vol.45(22), pp.1323-1326; 2006
Abstract: A 77 years old woman who had a bite with eschar on her left arm, was admitted to emergency ward in our hospital, because of high fever, severe malaise, skin eruption, and consciousness disturbance beginning 5 days previously. She was diagnosed as Japanese spotted fever by seropositive of Rickettsia japonica (R. japonica) antibody, and successfully treated with fluoroquinolone, after minocycline hydrochloride had been proven ineffective. R. japonica-specific DNA was detected by PCR from the tick: Haemaphysalis hystricis larvae collected from a mountainous location in Fukuoka, Japan where the patient had been bitten.
Keywords: Japanese spotted fever / Rickettsia japonica / fluoroquinolone / tick / Haemaphysalis hystricis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22561
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.45.1831
Rights: Copyright (c) 2006 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
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