Andrea De Vito1, Nicholas Geremia1, Sabrina Maria Mameli1, Vito Fiore1, Pier Andrea Serra2-3, Gaia Rocchitta2-3, Susanna Nuvoli4, Angela Spanu4, Renato Lobrano4, Antonio Cossu4, Sergio Babudieri1 and Giordano Madeddu1-3.
1 Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
2 Department of Medical, Surgical, and Experimental Sciences, Section of Pharmacology, University of Sassari, V. le S. Pietro 43/B, 07100, Sassari, Italy.
3 Mediterranean Center for Disease Control, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
4 Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy.
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purpose of the present review is to give an update regarding the
classification, epidemiology, clinical manifestation, diagnoses, and
treatment of the Rickettsial diseases present in the Mediterranean area.
|Table 1. Tests used as a routine.|
|Table 2. Less common diagnostic technique.|
|Figure 1. Samples that can be obtained from patients and the diagnostic techniques that could be performed on them. Green: tests commonly used; Yellow: tests used less frequently or used in the past; Grey: tests used only for research studies.|