Successful Diagnosis Using Scab for PCR Specimen in Tsutsugamushi Disease

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Abstract

We treated a case of Tsutsugamushi disease diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a scab specimen at the bite site of trombiculid mites. Otherwise the diagnosis could not be confirmed by serum antibody test nor the PCR test of blood. The genome of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi was detected and identified as the Kawasaki serotype strain. An attempt to extract the genome from the scab has not been reported, thus our data suggest that the scab is a useful specimen to confirm the diagnosis of Tsutsugamushi disease.<br>(Internal Medicine 41: 408-411, 2002)

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 41(5), 408-411, 2002-05-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008450933
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6169939
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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