Diplorickettsia massiliensis as a human pathogen

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


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.


Babesia rpoB Gene Francisella Tularensis Tick Bite Coxiella Burnetii 
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The authors thank Malgorzata Kowalczewska for the helpful technical assistance. Geetha Subramanian is a receiver of a stipend from APHM (Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Marseille). No funding of any kind has been received and all data have been generated as part of the routine work at URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236—IRD198. We declare that we have no competing interests.

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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

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