Cases of Mediterranean spotted fever in southeast of Iran

  • Mehrdad Farrokhnia Infectious and Tropical Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
  • Zohreh Yousefi Ghalejoogh Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahdi Rohani Department of Microbiology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran AND National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran
  • Ahmad Ghasemi Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran AND National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran
  • Saber Esmaeili Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran AND National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran
  • Ehsan Mostafavi Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran AND National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran
Keywords:
Mediterranean spotted fever; Rickettsia conorii; Tache noire; Tick-borne disease

Abstract

In this study the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and management of five patients diagnosed with Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) from southeast of Iran are presented. All patients but one had recent thick-bite histories which were noticeable as black eschars (tache noire). Patients’ samples were tested by real-time PCR and serology (IFA). The disease was confirmed by fourfold rising of IgG antibodies against Rickettsia conorii. This is the first report of MSF cases in Iran.

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Published
2020-05-29
How to Cite
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Farrokhnia M, Yousefi Ghalejoogh Z, Rohani M, Ghasemi A, Esmaeili S, Mostafavi E. Cases of Mediterranean spotted fever in southeast of Iran. Iran J Microbiol. 12(3):256-260.
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