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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1595-1600
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.186


Serodiagnosis of Rickettsial Infections among Febrile Paediatric Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Vikhyath P. Raj, D. R. Gayathri devi and T. Sandeep
Department of Microbiology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Rickettsial disease is one among the most common re-emerging disease and untreated cases having fatality rates as high as 30-35% and since it is a cause of fever of unknown origin(FUO) it needs to be differentiated from other febrile illnesses. The present study was performed at a tertiary care Centre in Bangalore after taking Ethical Clearance from the Institution’s Ethical Committee. All 101 Paediatric patients admitted in the Paediatric department of M. S. Ramaiah Hospitals were included in the study in the year 2015. The study revealed 5.95% of the suspected cases to be positive for Weil Felix test with significant titers.


Keywords: PUO, Rickettsia, Weil-Felix test
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Vikhyath P. Raj, D. R. Gayathri devi and Sandeep, T. 2019. Serodiagnosis of Rickettsial Infections among Febrile Paediatric Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1595-1600. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.186