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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 2S
pages 18-19 (février 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.122
African tick bite fever: Not a spotless rickettsiosis!

Laurence Toutous-Trellu, MD a, Olivier Péter, PhD b, Pierre Chavaz, MD a, Jean-Hilaire Saurat, MD a
a Dermatology Department, Geneva University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland 
b Infectious Diseases and Immunology Department, Central Institute of Valais Hospitals Geneva, Switzerland 


African tick bite fever is caused by Rickettsia africae , a newly recognized species from South Africa. We report the case of a patient with an unusual site of a tick bite and discuss cutaneous differences from other spotted fevers that may help dermatologists with clinical diagnosis. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:S18-9.)

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