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Rickettsioses

Philippe Parola and Didier Raoult

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070639

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Rickettsioses

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Rickettsioses are zoonoses caused by obligate Gram-negative intracellular bacteria of the order Rickettsiales, comprising (1) rickettsioses due to bacteria of the genus Rickettsia, including spotted fever groups and typhus groups (Rickettsiaceae), (2) ehrlichioses and anaplasmoses due to bacteria of the Anaplasmataceae, and (3) scrub typhus due to ...

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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