We describe a case of a febrile patient returning from Senegal in which haemoscopic and molecular investigation confirmed tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), suggesting Borrelia crocidurae as the causative agent. This case emphasises the need to include TBRF in the differential diagnosis of fever following a journey from endemic countries, including malarial areas. © 2005 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Tordini, G., Giaccherini, R., Corbisiero, R., & Zanelli, G. (2006). Relapsing fever in a traveller from Senegal: determination of Borrelia species using molecular methods. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 100(10), 992–994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.11.002