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A Case of African Tick-Bite Fever in a Returning Traveler from Southern Africa

Authors
 Woonji Lee  ;  Hye Seong  ;  Jung Ho Kim  ;  Heun Choi  ;  Jun Hyoung Kim  ;  Jin Young Ahn  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Nam Su Ku  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  Choon-Mee Kim  ;  Dong-Min Kim  ;  Joon-Sup Yeom 
Citation
 INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, Vol.54(1) : 202-207, 2021-03 
Journal Title
INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY
ISSN
 2093-2340 
Issue Date
2021-03
Keywords
African tick-bite fever ; Polymerase chain reaction ; Rickettsia africae ; Spotted fever group rickettsiosis
Abstract
African tick-bite fever (ATBF), caused by Rickettsia africae, is the second most frequent cause of fever after malaria in travelers returning from Southern Africa. As the Korean outbound travelers are increasing every year, tick-borne rickettsial diseases as a cause of febrile illness are likely to increase. We describe a febrile Korean returning traveler who showed two eschars after visiting the rural field in Manzini, Swaziland. We performed nested polymerase chain reaction using the eschar and diagnosed the patient with ATBF. He was treated with oral doxycycline for 7 days, and recovered without any complications. We believe that the present case is the first ATBF case diagnosed in a Korean traveler.
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DOI
10.3947/ic.2019.0073
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ku, Nam Su(구남수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
Kim, Jung Ho(김정호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5033-3482
Kim, Joon Hyung(김준형)
Seong, Hye(성혜) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5633-7214
Ahn, Jin Young(안진영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3740-2826
Yeom, Joon Sup(염준섭) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8940-7170
Jeong, Su Jin(정수진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
Choi, Jun Yong(최준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
Choi, Heun(최흔) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9622-9381
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/190376
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