Over Rickettsia

The rickettsiae (Rickettsia) form a kind of bacteria of the family Rickettsiaceae and the tribe Rickettsieae. Rickettsiae are, like chlamydia, compulsory intracellular parasite bacteria of small size (300 nm). They live in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. They are mainly found in arthropods which are their vectors (especially haematophages: ticks, lice and mites) causing various diseases in humans and animals (Rickettsiosis).

Onze Testen Rickettsia

IFT, ELISA, Immunoblot

Rickettsia conorii en Rickettsia rickettsii-antilichamen
(1x Serum/SST tube)

PCR

Rickettsia-DNA-PCR in bloed
(2x EDTA tube)

Tick Test

Rickettsia-DNA-PCR
(van de teek)

Bacteriën:

Rickettsia conorii, R. rickettsii, R. helvetica, R. slovaca, R. prowazekii (niet gram-kleurbare, verplicht intracellulair in endotheel cellen)

Vector / transmissie:

knaagdieren, honden, mensen, Ixodes ricinus (pastor bean teek), Ixodes scapularis (hertenteek)

Symptomen (incubatietijd: 5-7 dagen):

koorts, lymfadenitis, exantheem

Complicaties (ca. 13%):

peri- / myocarditis, nierfalen, longontsteking, encefalitis, gastrointestinale bloedingen, anemie, hepatitis, myalgie