Rickettsialpox in a pediatric patient

Anthonia Hananiya, Lindsey C. Douglas, Michele Fagan

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Rickettsialpox is a rare vector-borne rickettsiosis that manifests in hosts living in urban populations, particularly in New York City. The following is a case discussion of a 12-year-old girl with history of fever and right-ankle swelling. She was initially evaluated and treated for cellulitis. She later developed a maculopapular rash completing the classic triad for rickettsialpox: black eschar, papular rash, and fever. Her convalescent rickettsial titers returned positive, confirming the diagnosis of rickettsialpox.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Eschar
  • Rickettsia akari
  • Rickettsialpox

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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