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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8254

Title: SHORT COMMUNICATION - Detection of Brazilian spotted fever infection by polymerase chain reaction in a patient from the state of São Paulo
Authors: Nascimento, Elvira Maria Mendes
Gehrke, Flávia de Sousa
Maldonado, Rosa Amélia
Colombo, Silvia
Jacintho da Silva, Luiz
Schumaker, Teresinha Tizu Sato
Keywords: Brazilian spotted fever - Rickettsia rickettsii - ompB gene
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 100 Num 3
Abstract: Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) cases have been increasing in the state of São Paulo but no genomic information about local rickettsia isolated from humans has been well documented. We recovered spotted-fever group rickettsiae from a sample of patient blood cultured in Vero cells using the shell vial technique. Rickettsial DNA fragments (gltA, ompA, and, ompB genes) were detected, and analysis of the ompB gene base sequences showed identity with the Rickettsia rickettsii ompB sequence available in the GenBank.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8254
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc05083
Rights: Copyright 2005 Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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