HARRY M. ROSE, M.D.
Rickettsialpox, the newest member of the human rickettsioses, was first observed in 19461, 2 and thus far has been confined exclusively to the metropolitan area of New York City. The etiological agent was identified by Huebner and his associates3 as Rickettsia akari, a new species which is serologically related to the spotted fever group of rickettsiae. The disease is apparently transmitted to man by a blood-sucking mite, Allodermanyssus sanguineus, an arthropod parasite of rodents.4Rickettsia akari has been isolated from pools of these mites collected in dwellings where cases of rickettsialpox have recently occurred. The tropical rat mite, Liponyssus bacoti,
ROSE HM. THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF RICKETTSIALPOX1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:871–883. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-871
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):871-883.
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