Rickettsia sibirica

Rickettsia sibirica

Inoculation eschar on popliteal area and discrete maculopapular elements in patient with lymphangitis infected with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae

Rickettsia sibirica is a species of Rickettsia.[1] This bacterium is the etiologic agent of North Asian tick typhus, which is also known as Siberian tick typhus.[2] The ticks that transmit it are primarily various species of Dermacentor and Haemaphysalis.[3]

References

  1. ^ Harrus S, Perlman-Avrahami A, Mumcuoglu KY, Morick D, Baneth G (March 2010). "Molecular detection of Rickettsia massiliae, Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae and Rickettsia conorii israelensis in ticks from Israel". Clin Microbiol Infect 17 (2): 176–80.  
  2. ^ Parola P, Paddock CD, Raoult D (2005). "Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: Emerging Diseases Challenging Old Concepts". Clinical Microbiology Reviews 18: 719–756.  
  3. ^ Piesman, J.; Gage, K.L. (2004), "Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases", in Eldridge, B.F.; Edman, J.D., Medical Entomology: A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods (2nd ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 402,