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Clinical usefulness of eschar polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of scrub typhus: a prospective study.

Authors
  • Kim, Dong-Min
  • Kim, Hyun Lee
  • Park, Chi Young
  • Yang, Tae Young
  • Lee, Ji Hyun
  • Yang, Jong Tae
  • Shim, Soo-Kyoung
  • Lee, Seung-Hyun
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 15, 2006
Volume
43
Issue
10
Pages
1296–1300
Identifiers
PMID: 17051495
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The eschar PCR assay was useful as a rapid and reliable test to confirm the diagnosis of scrub typhus, even though the patients received treatment with appropriate antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, and tetracycline, which are all active against Orientia and Rickettsia species.

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