Detection of “Rickettsia amblyommii” in Association with a Tick Bite Rash

  • Billeter S
  • Blanton H
  • Little S
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In the summer of 2006, an Amblyomma americanum tick was removed from a woman in central North Carolina, who subsequently developed a rash at the site of tick attachment. When examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Borrelia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Babesia, Rickettsia, and Bartonella DNA, only the Rickettsia primers generated an amplicon, which was identified as “R. amblyommii” by sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which R. amblyommii was temporally associated with a rash. Key Words: “Rickettsia amblyommii”— Tick bite rash—Amblyomma americanum—STARI. INTRODUCTION

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  • Sarah a. Billeter

  • Hunter L. Blanton

  • Susan E. Little

  • Michael G. Levy

  • Edward B. Breitschwerdt

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