Use of eschar swabbing for the molecular diagnosis and genotyping of Orientia tsutsugamushi causing scrub typhus in Quang Nam province, Vietnam
OPEN PLoS neglected tropical diseases | 28 Feb 2017
N Le Viet, M Laroche, HL Thi Pham, NL Viet, O Mediannikov, D Raoult and P Parola
Scrub typhus is a rickettsiosis which is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and occurs throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Molecular diagnosis of rickettsioses using eschar swabs has recently emerged, and may be very useful for the diagnosis of these diseases in tropical settings.
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