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Table 1 Clinical features of patients diagnosed with soft tick-borne relapsing fever in selected Latin American countries during the first half of the twentieth century

From: Historical overview and update on relapsing fever group Borrelia in Latin America

Clinical features Panama [61] Colombia [76] Colombia [68] Venezuela [90]
First author of study Calero C Pampana EJ Roca García M Pino Pou R
Number of cases 106 38 22 21
Clinical features
Incubation period (days) 6–9 ND 6–8 ND
Number of febrile paroxysms (%):
1 17 55 41 28
2 56.8 18 41 9
3 17.8 24 9 33
4 6.3 3 4 19
5 2.1 0 4 ND
Nausea (%) 46.3 ND ND ND
Vomiting (%) 41 70 ND ND
Splenomegaly (%) 25 33 ND ND
Hepatomegaly (%) 19 33 ND ND
Icterus (%) 5 70 ND ND
Meningismus (%) 2.8 ND ND ND
Headache (%) ND 95 ND ND
Sweating (%) ND 91 ND ND
Chills (%) ND 80 ND ND
Osteoarticular pain (%) ND 70 ND ND
Conjunctival injection (%) ND 50 ND ND
  1. ND No data/no data in percentage