European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 365–369

Diplorickettsia massiliensis as a human pathogen

  • G. Subramanian
  • O. Mediannikov
  • E. Angelakis
  • C. Socolovschi
  • G. Kaplanski
  • L. Martzolff
  • D. Raoult
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10096-011-1318-7

Cite this article as:
Subramanian, G., Mediannikov, O., Angelakis, E. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2012) 31: 365. doi:10.1007/s10096-011-1318-7

Abstract

Diplorickettsia massiliensis has been recently isolated from Ixodes ricinus ticks. We screened 13,872 serum samples from patients in France with suspected tick-borne diseases and found three cases that had serological evidence of D. massiliensis infection; for one of these three cases, we obtained molecular evidence of an infection as well.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Subramanian
    • 1
  • O. Mediannikov
    • 1
  • E. Angelakis
    • 1
  • C. Socolovschi
    • 1
  • G. Kaplanski
    • 2
  • L. Martzolff
    • 3
  • D. Raoult
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité des Rickettsies, Faculté de MédecineUniversité de la Méditerranée, URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236—IRD198Marseille Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Service de Médicine InterneCHU ConceptionMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Service de Médecine Interne et EnodocrinologieHôpital Emile MullerMulhouse CedexFrance