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dc.creatorHun Opfer, Ruchilia Laya
dc.creatorTroyo Rodríguez, Adriana
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-24T14:15:33Z
dc.date.available2018-07-24T14:15:33Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-22
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.dovepress.com/an-update-on-the-detection-and-treatment-of-rickettsia-felis-peer-reviewed-article-RRTMes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1179-7282
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/75263
dc.description.abstractRickettsia felis was described as a human pathogen almost two decades ago, and human infection is currently reported in 18 countries in all continents. The distribution of this species is worldwide, determined by the presence of the main arthropod vector, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché). The list of symptoms, which includes fever, headache, myalgia, and rash, keeps increasing as new cases with unexpected symptoms are described. Moreover, the clinical presentation of R. felis infection can be easily confused with many tropical and nontropical diseases, as well as other rickettsial infections. Although specific laboratory diagnosis and treatment for this flea-borne rickettsiosis are detailed in the scientific literature, it is possible that most human cases are not being diagnosed properly. Furthermore, since the cat flea infests different common domestic animals, contact with humans may be more frequent than reported. In this review, we provide an update on methods for specific detection of human infection by R. felis described in the literature, as well as the treatment prescribed to the patients. Considering advances in molecular detection tools, as well as options for as-yet-unreported isolation of R. felis from patients in cell culture, increased diagnosis and characterization of this emerging pathogen is warranted.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofResearch and Reports in Tropical Medicine Volumen 3 Número
dc.sourceResearch and Reports on Tropical Medicine, vol.3, pp.47-55es_ES
dc.subjectTreatmentes_ES
dc.subjectLaboratory diagnosises_ES
dc.subjectHuman caseses_ES
dc.subjectRickettsia felises_ES
dc.subject579.327 Rickettsias y Chlamydiases_ES
dc.titleAn update on the detection and treatment of Rickettsia felises_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T19:47:46Z
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/RRTM.S24753
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Microbiologíaes_ES


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