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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Indian tick typhus presenting as purpura fulminans with review on rickettsial infections


Department of Dermatology, S. S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davanagere, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjunath Hulmani
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Room No. 8, OPD Main Block, S. S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davanagere - 577 005, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.198030

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Rickettsial diseases are some of the most covert reemerging infections of the present times. They are generally incapacitating and notoriously difficult to diagnose; untreated cases can have fatality rates as high as 30%–35%, but when diagnosed properly, they are often easily treated but lack of definite diagnostic tools and the hazards of handling these microorganisms aggravate the difficulties of diagnosis and treatment.


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