Rickettsial diseases

Keywords: Typhus

Key Information

Appropriate Tests


Clinical diagnosis: fever, headache and rash with a history consistent with mite or tick bite.

Rickettsial Ab.

NAA from eschar biopsy or from buffy coat blood.

Typhus group


Spotted fever group (selected geographic locations in Australia)

Scrub typhus (selected geographic locations in Australia)


Q fever (not a rickettsia)


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