queensland tick typhus in sydney: a new endemic focus.a new endemic focus of queensland tick typhus was defined when two cases of rickettsia australis infection were recognized in sydney. although the tick vector is distributed throughout coastal, eastern australia these are the first cases diagnosed south of lismore, new south wales.1979449833
queensland tick typhus in rural new south wales.we report five cases of rickettsia australis infection from southern coastal new south wales, australia. all patients presented with a cutaneous eruption of erythematous papules and pustules and systemic features of malaise, headache, lymphadenopathy and myalgia. acute kidney injury (aki) was present in two of five cases and one of five cases had acute delirium. improvement was only seen after treatment with doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. positive serology for r. australis was present in four of five ...201627282826
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