Rickettsiose er en overset årsag til feber hos den hjemvendte rejsende

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  • Line Kibsgaard, Denmark
We present two cases of rickettsial infections in travellers caused by Rickettsia typhi and R. africae respectively. The two cases illustrate the widely varying symptomatology and aetiology. Incidence and treatment of the disease are discussed. The diagnosis is complex, and we believe that rickettsiosis is an underestimated cause of fever in returned travellers from the tropics. In the past two years only 26 cases have been diagnosed in Denmark. Whenever rickettsiosis is clinically suspected, empiric treatment with doxycycline should be initiated.
Original languageDanish
Article number1
JournalUgeskift for Læger
Pages (from-to)1529-1530
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2012
Event3rd Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 26 May 201029 May 2010


Conference3rd Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM)

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