Tache noire

Daneman, Nick; Slinger, Robert
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/25/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p841
Academic Journal
The article presents the medical case of a man diagnosed with tache noire. It discusses the case of a 47-year-old man that was admitted to the hospital with chills, fever, drenching sweats and erythema over his groin and left buttock. It was determined that the patient had been on a bush safari in South Africa a few days earlier. Initial clinical diagnosis of African tick-bite fever was made and a week-course of doxycycline was prescribed for treatment. The article provides a background on the African tick-bite fever which is transmitted by Amblyomma ticks and the corresponding symptoms including fatigue, headache, myalgia and black eschar.


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