oa South African Medical Journal - An undescribed fever resembling varicella and rickettsialpox : preliminary report of 11 cases seen in the Transvaal

Volume 24, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A febrile illness associated with a 'pox' exanthem and enanthem has been seen in 11 cases in the Transvaal. Clinically it bears a close resemblance to the rickettsialpox of New York, but preliminary laboratory studies do not support the view that the two diseases are identical. It is suggested that a-new disease is here descriptionbed.

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