EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
47,893,527
Abstracts:
28,296,643
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Boutonneuse fever in Trapani, 1969-1987: clinical and epidemiological aspects






Giornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie 40(6): 512-515

Boutonneuse fever in Trapani, 1969-1987: clinical and epidemiological aspects

The cases of 196 children (aged 1-12 years) who presented with boutonneuse fever (caused by Rickettsia conorii) in the province of Trapani, Sicily, in 1969-87 are briefly considered. A concentration of cases (52.7% of all cases) was observed in the period 1975-80. In general, most cases were observed in the summer months (86.2% of all cases being seen in July-September). Children of age 3-6 years were most commonly affected, and males (61.2% of all cases) more commonly than females.


Accession: 001767019



Related references

Porsio A., 1988: Boutonneuse fever in trapani italy 1969 1987 clinical and epidemiological aspects. Giornale Di Malattie Infettive E Parassitarie: 512-515

Mansueto, S.; Domingo, S.; Vitale, G.; Tringali, G.; Rosa, S. di; Occhino, C., 1984: Sero-epidemiological investigations on Boutonneuse fever in western Sicily. V. Presence of anti-R. conorii antibodies in sera of dogs from Trapani. Of 55 canine sera collected in summer 1983 from Buseto Palizzolo, Trapani, Italy, 47 (85%) were positive for antibodies to Rickettsia conorii as determined by the micro-immunofluorescence method. The geometric mean value of titres was 162.5.

Romano, A., 1977: 73 verified cases of boutonneuse fever in the Province of Trapani in the 10-year period 1966-1975. Minerva Medica 68(34): 2365-2368

Martin Farfan A.; Juarez Fernandez C.; Calbo Torrecillas F.; Porras Ballesteros J.; Diaz Recio M.; Bermudez Recio F., 1985: Clinical and epidemiological study of boutonneuse fever. The clinical and epidemiological features of 164 patients with boutonneuse fever, diagnosed in Malaga [Spain] between 1979 and 1982, were studied retrospectively. Certain aspects are underlined as being relatively common within generally nonspecif...

Martínez Albaladejo, M.; Herrero Ballestar, J.V.; Alcántara Ruiz, F.; Herrero Sagastume, V.; Albaladejo Méndez, J., 1991: A clinical epidemiological study of Mediterranean boutonneuse fever in the Cartagena area. Clinical and epidemiological features of 72 cases of boutonneuse fever, detected from 1979 to 1986 at the "Hospital del Insalud de Cartagena" (Murcia), are reviewed. The most important clinical features are commented on (fever, rash, tac...

Romero Alvarez, M.J.; Moreno Giménez, J.C.; Camacho Martínez, F., 1986: Clinical and epidemiological study of boutonneuse fever in Andalusia: apropos of 36 cases. Boutonneuse fever is a rare disease, it accounts for 0.091% of all the patients who consult the Department of Medical-Surgical Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine of Seville. It is clearly a disease of seasonal incidence, appearing most frequen...

Viti, A., 1993: Seventy-three cases of boutonneuse fever seen over the period 1977-91: a clinical-epidemiological study. Seventy-three cases of boutonneuse fever (Mediterranean spotted fever, caused by Rickettsia conorii) were seen at the Ospedale San Carlo di Nancy, Rome, Italy, during 1977-91. Clinical and epidemiological observations are presented. 8 patients rep...

Farinella, E.; Rotondo, G.; Occhino, C.; Notaro, C., 1995: Clinical and epidemiological features of boutonneuse fever: analysis of Sicilian cases in 144 patients. The incidence of Mediterranean spotted fever, caused by Rickettsia conorii, in the Mediterranean countries has been rising since the 1970s. Clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment are discussed, based on an analysis of 144 cases from Sicily, Ita...

Selva V.; Cioffi R.; Ferreri R.; Lettieri G.; D.F.lippo D.C.A., 1986: Epidemiological and clinical aspects of boutonneuse fever in the province of caserta italy a retrospective investigation of twenty four subjects hospitalized in the division of infectious disease of the civil hospital of caserta italy in the years 1981 1983. Giornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie 38(8): 955-957

Turabian J.L.; D.L.renzo Caceres A.; Mateo S.; Moreiras J.L.; Marcos F.; Tellez A., 1987: Prospective study in 73 patients with boutonneuse fever validity of clinical epidemiological diagnosis and serology for proteus. A prospective study carried out in 73 patients clinically diagnosed of Fievre Boutonneuse (FB) revealed that in 54 patients (73.97%) indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) was positive for Rickettsia conorii, indicating a minimal annual incidence rate...