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any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts

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Arboviral and rickettsial infections among combat troops during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
Various serological tests that can be done to diagnose rickettsial infections are microimmunoflorescence, immunoperoxidase assay, latex agglutination, indirect hemagglutination, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, dot blot immunoassay (including dipstick test) and Weil-Felix test.
Cascading effect of economic globalization on human risks of scrub typhus and tick-borne rickettsial diseases.
22) Like spotted fever group rickettsial diseases, Q fever is a tick-associated zoonosis, with an extremely wide host range.
Rickettsial diseases are widely distributed throughout the world and many recent reports suggest to their continued presence in several parts of the Indian subcontinent, particularly that of scrub typhus (3-8).
1 Interestingly, 13 of these patients were treated with penicillin without therapeutic benefit, further implicating a rickettsial etiology.
Diagnosis is usually made by obtaining serial serum titers (10 to 14 days apart) for specific rickettsial organisms or by using polymerase chain reaction amplification to detect rickettsial DNA (8, 9).
A rickettsial panel and histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis serologies were negative.
A wide spectrum of infectious diseases are discussed in Chapter 5, including bacterial, viral, mycoplasmal, rickettsial, fungal, and parasitic.
His present work is focused on rickettsial organisms associated with common, human-biting ticks.
Cutler of the CDC's division of viral and rickettsial diseases said in a presentation at the symposium, which was sponsored by the U.
We deal primarily with human health and public health issues at the CDC,'' said Chris Paddock, medical officer with the Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch of the CDC in Atlanta, Ga.
Only about 20 percent of the cases described in the CDC study were initially diagnosed as rickettsial illness.
Ehrlichiosis is a rickettsial infection first found in humans in 1986.