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2019 Sep 11

BMC Infect Dis



A case with neurological abnormalities caused by Rickettsia raoultii in northwestern China.


Dong Z, Yang Y, Wang Q, Xie S, Zhao S, Tan W, Yuan W, Wang Y
BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 11; 19(1):796.
PMID: 31510926.


The number of new rickettsial species are rapidly increasing, and increasing numbers of Rickettsia raoultii (R. raoultii) infection cases have been detected in humans. However, neurological abnormalities caused by R. raoultii are rarely reported, especially in northwestern China.