First case of imported African tick-bite fever in Poland – Case report

Krzysztof Tomasiewicz 1, Joanna Krzowska-Firych 1, Dariusz Bielec 1, Cristina Socolovschi  2, Didier Raoult 2
1 - Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
2 - Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes URMITE, UMR-IRD198, d’Université Aix Marseille, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France
Ann Agric Environ Med
2015; 22 (3):
ICID: 1167703
Article type: Case report
This is the first report of a case of African tick bite fever (ATBF) imported to Poland from South-Africa. The patient presented with fever of 38.4oC, generalized maculopapular rash and single eschar. Diagnosis was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from eschar biopsies. The patient recovered without any sequelae after 7 days treatment with doxycycline.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1167703
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