rickettsial disease


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rickettsial disease

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(Pathology) any of several acute infectious diseases caused by ticks, mites, or body lice infected with rickettsiae. The main types include typhus, spotted fever, Q fever, trench fever, and tsutsugamushi disease
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Noun1.rickettsial disease - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
typhus, typhus fever - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
Q fever - an acute disease resembling influenza
rickettsialpox - mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
trench fever - marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice
scrub typhus, tsutsugamushi disease - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
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Scrub typhus, a vector born rickettsial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is endemic in Eastern Asia including South Korea.
These results suggest a risk for rickettsial disease, including scrub typhus and especially spotted fever, among US military personnel stationed in or visiting South Korea.
Ostfeld warns that changes in climate and human demography can also have a strong influence on infection rates, making it difficult to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between abandonment of rice fields and the increase in human cases of rickettsial disease.
Most of the experience of steroids in rickettsial disease can be extrapolated from use in patients with complicated Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
When he was a young researcher, he and a coworker discovered a new rickettsial disease of foxes and dogs that is transmitted by a small intestinal parasite.
Ascher, deputy chief of the California Department of Health's Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory.
Sandra Chaves of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease.
In the new laboratory facilities in Atlanta, CDC's viral and rickettsial disease programs flourished, as did Bob's role as scientist and leader.
Hanson, of the Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, presented new findings on p2249f at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco.
Hanson of the California Department of Health Services Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (Berkeley, Calif.
The analysis of a large series of patients reporting the common clinical signs of enlarged regional lymph nodes associated with the tick bite led to the names that have been used to designate this rickettsial disease, tick-borne lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA) and Dermacentor -borne-necrosis-erythema lymphadenopathy (8,9).