Rickettsial diseases have been known to man for over a thousand years.1 With the advent of World War II, a large concentration of our armed forces has been on active duty in the regions of the globe where rickettsial diseases are endemic. One of these rickettsial diseases, epidemic or Old World typhus, has been the subject of concern in the past. As the result, considerable knowledge concerning it has been accumulated.2
Tsutsugamushi fever, one of the other rickettsial diseases, is an acute febrile disease transmitted to man by the bite of the larval stage3 of the kedani mite. Clinically, it
GREENFIELD I. TSUTSUGAMUSHI FEVER: AGGLUTINATION REACTIONS AND CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS IN 25 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:192–202. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-192
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