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A fatal case of Brazilian spotted fever in a non-endemic area in Brazil: the importance of having health professionals who understand the disease and its areas of transmission

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Title
A fatal case of Brazilian spotted fever in a non-endemic area in Brazil: the importance of having health professionals who understand the disease and its areas of transmission
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, October 2016
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0088-2016
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Stefan Vilges de Oliveira, Eduardo Pacheco de Caldas, Silvia Colombo, Gilberto Salles Gazeta, Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Fabiana Cristina Pereira dos Santos, Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami

Abstract

Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Because of its high case-fatality rate and apparent increase in areas of transmission, it is considered to be the rickettsial illness of primary public health interest. Cases of this disease have historically occurred in Southeastern Brazil. This article reports the first fatal case of BSF in Southern Brazil. This case high lights the importance of BSF to be considered as a differential diagnosis for acute hemorrhagic fever in areas where cases of BSF may not be expected.

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Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 31%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Researcher 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 2 7%