Prevalence of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Febrile Patients Suspicious for Malaria Admitted in Chabahar

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avatar Maliheh Metanat 1 , * , avatar Mehdi Tabatabaei 2 , avatar Asma Afsharmanesh 2

Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

how to cite: Metanat M , Tabatabaei M, Afsharmanesh A. Prevalence of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Febrile Patients Suspicious for Malaria Admitted in Chabahar. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(4): 35-37.

Abstract

Background: According to unpublished reports that there have been cases of relapsing fever in the years ago. We decided to determine prevalence of ticks-born relapsing fever in Chabahar.
Materials and Methods: This study conducted from March 2011 to February 2012, on all individuals suspected of malaria in Chabahar. The peripheral blood smears examined using a dark field microscope.
Results: A total of 12, 203 smears evaluated, of which, 5.7% of the patients confirmed to have malaria, but spirochetemia were not seen in any of the samples.
Conclusion: Our study showed that TBRF is not common in Chabahar city.

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