Fatal Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis infection, Israel

Miriam Weinberger*, Avi Keysary, Judith Sandbank, Ronit Zaidenstein, Avi Itzhaki, Carmela Strenger, Moshe Leitner, Christopher D. Paddock, Marina E. Eremeeva

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Underdiagnosis of fatal spotted fever may be attributed to nonspecific clinical features and insensitive acute-phase serologic studies. We describe the importance of molecular and immunohistochemical methods in establishing the postmortem diagnosis of locally acquired Israeli spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis in a traveler returning to Israel from India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-824
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


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