Volume 87, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



This study reports the first urban human case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever caused by , in Costa Rica. An 8-year-old female who died at the National Children's Hospital 4 days after her admission, and an important and significant observation was the presence of an “eschar” (tache noire), which is typical in some rickettsial infections but not frequent in Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases.


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  • Received : 07 Mar 2012
  • Accepted : 17 Apr 2012
  • Published online : 01 Aug 2012

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