Imported African tick bite fever: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a patient with African tick-bite fever who acquired his infection while visiting rural areas of South Africa and then became sick after returning to the United States. The dominant clinical feature of his illness was the presence of multiple, ulcerated lesions (tache noires). Physicians in the United States and other non-African countries who see travelers returning from southern parts of Africa who give a history of recent tick bite and/or present with multiple, crusted or vesicular skin lesions should be alert to this diagnosis and institute treatment with doxycycline.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sexton, DJ; Corey, GR; Greenfield, JC; Burton, CS; Raoult, D

Published Date

  • May 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 865 - 867

PubMed ID

  • 10344666

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9637

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4269/ajtmh.1999.60.865


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States