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Dermatology pp 121-126 | Cite as

Rickettsial Diseases

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf

Abstract

The rickettsiae are a group of fastidious bacteria that are intracellular parasites; therefore, they occupy a niche between traditional bacteria and viruses. In recent years, a number of new rickettsiae have been discovered — as many as seven new species have been found ranging from sites as exotic as Flinders Island (Australia) to California.

Keywords

Scrub Typhus Polymyalgia Rheumatica Public Health Measure Spotted Fever Coxiella Burnetii 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 2
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyLudwig Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology and VenerologyUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

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