rickettsial antibody prevalence in southern israel: igg antibodies to coxiella burnetii, rickettsia typhi, and spotted fever group rickettsiae among urban- and rural-dwelling and bedouin women.a retrospective serological survey was carried out using sera obtained from women at childbirth in the southern desert region of israel to determine exposure experience to three rickettsial agents: coxiella burnetii, rickettsia typhi, and spotted fever group rickettsiae. using the indirect fluorescent antibody method for determining igg antibodies, it was found that about 40% of all sera examined demonstrated antibodies to one or more rickettsiae. bedouin women appeared to be at greater risk of ...19836418016
pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia in 148 hospitalized adult a previous prospective study, streptococcus pneumoniae was identified as the causative agent in 148 (42.8%) of 346 adult patients hospitalized over the course of one year with community-acquired pneumonia (cap) in the soroka medical center, beer-sheva, israel. the present study characterizes those cases in which streptococcus pneumoniae was the only pathogen and those in which additional etiological agents were identified. pneumococcal cap was diagnosed by standard blood cultures or positive ...19979495665
etiology of respiratory tract infection in adults in a general practice setting.a prospective study was conducted over a 3-month winter period in three general practice clinics in an urban population in southern israel to identify the etiological agents of respiratory tract infections (rti) in adults. rti was defined as an acute febrile illness with cough, coryza, sore throat or hoarseness. serum samples were taken from all patients in both the acute and convalescent phases of their illness. tests were conducted for detection of 17 microorganisms known to cause rti, includi ...19989865980
zoonotic infections as causes of hospitalization among febrile bedouin patients in southern israel.a prospective 12-month study was conducted throughout 1998 to determine the frequency of selected bacterial zoonoses as causes of fever among hospitalized bedouins in southern israel. one or more zoonoses were diagnosed in 30 (27%) of 110 patients admitted with fever. brucellosis was diagnosed in 9 (8%), rickettsial infections in 20 (18%), and ehrlichiosis in 2 (2%), one of whom had also evidence of rickettsial spotted fever infection. none of the patients was diagnosed with q fever. compared wi ...200411491003
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