Volume 77, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Described herein is the clinical presentation of a patient from Bangkok, with fever, petechial rash, history of a tick bite, and a diagnosis of spotted fever rickettsiosis.


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  • Received : 22 Mar 2007
  • Accepted : 31 Jul 2007

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