Two Italian patients are described who, back from a journey to South Africa countryside, presented with a 'tache-noire'-like lesion on their upper arms and a seropapular varicella-like rash. Weil-Felix reaction was negative. History, the peculiar clinical features and the prompt response to tetracycline therapy allow the diagnosis of rickettsial-pox to be made even in the absence of the specific tests of complement fixation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rickettsial pox or the risks of hunting|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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