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Brazilian Spotted Fever: the importance of dermatological signs for early diagnosis

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, April 2015
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Title
Brazilian Spotted Fever: the importance of dermatological signs for early diagnosis
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, April 2015
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153087
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daíne Vargas Couto, Marcelo Zanolli Medeiros, Gunter Hans Filho, Alexandre Moretti de Lima, Aline Blanco Barbosa, Carolina Faria Santos Vicari

Abstract

Brazilian spotted fever is an acute febrile infectious disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, transmitted by tick bite. As this disease is rare and has high mortality rates in Brazil, the clinical aspects and epidemiological data may help the diagnosis. We report a case of Brazilian spotted fever in a 19-year-old patient who presented maculopapular exanthema in the palmar region and upper limbs, lymphadenopathy, fever, chills, headache, conjunctival hyperemia, nausea, vomiting, dyspnea, myalgia, developing neurological signs and abdominal pain. He was treated with doxycycline with clinical improvement. We emphasize the importance of the recognition of this disease by dermatologists as cutaneous manifestations are the key findings to establish early diagnosis and prevent complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 19%
Student > Master 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Librarian 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 8%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2015.
All research outputs
#14,807,084
of 22,797,621 outputs
Outputs from Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
#406
of 895 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#148,963
of 264,677 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
#11
of 14 outputs
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