The incident of spotted fever imported to Denmark is unknown. We present a classic case of African Tick Bite Fever (ATBF) to highlight a disease, which frequently infects wildlife enthusiasts and hunters on vacation in South Africa. ATBF has a good prognosis and is easily treated with doxycyclin. The treatment should be given upon the clinical picture alone, since antibodies only reveal half of infected cases.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 41, p. 2572-2573