Fatal Case of Mediterranean Spotted Fever Associated with Septic Shock, Iran
, Mina Latifian, Mohammad Khalili, Mehrdad Farrokhnia, John Stenos, Mehdi Shafiei, and Ehsan Mostafavi
Author affiliations: Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran (S. Esmaeili, M. Latifian, E. Mostafavi); Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Iran (S. Esmaeili, M. Latifian, E. Mostafavi); Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran (M. Khalili); Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman (M. Farrokhni, M. Shafiei); University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (J. Stenos)
Figure. Phylogenetic analysis of Rickettsia species from a patient with Mediterranean spotted fever associated with septic shock, Iran (in bold), confirming infection with R. conorii subspecies israelensis. A) gltA gene; B) 17KD gene; C) ompA gene. Tree was constructed with the maximum-likelihood method algorithm (Tamura-Nei model). The test was performed with bootstrap (500 repetitions) by MEGA X 10.1 software (https://www.megasoftware.com).
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