Murine typhus in Portugal.

E André, R Correia, P Castro, M Neto, J Rola, F Bacelar, I Oliveira, I Velosa, A Feio, A Filipe

Abstract


Murine typhus or endemic typhus is a wide spread infectious disease, with a low prevalence in developed countries, but surely underdiagnosed. Its relative benignity, the similarity to other infectious diseases and the discretion of its epidemiologic chain, as well as the usual unexpectedness of its existence, makes its diagnosis more difficult. The clinical presentation and evolution of this case illustrate the necessity of being aware of this nosological entity.

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