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n. pl. rick·ett·si·o·ses (-sēz)
Infection with or disease caused by rickettsiae.
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Noun1.rickettsiosis - 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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Detection of rickettsioses and Q fever in Sri Lanka.
Rickettsioses, of which scrub is the commonest, has been clearly reported from several states in India including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Le paludisme, la fievre typhoide, la shigellose, le cholera, la leptospirose, la peste, rickettsioses, la fievre recurrente, la meningite, l'hepatite et d'autres fievres hemorragiques virales sont un diagnostic differentiel a envisager chez ces patients.
2) Anaplasmosis, ehrlichioses, and rickettsioses are also on the rise.
prior to May 1, 2012 Rocky Mountain 0 0 spotted fever (b) Ehrlichiosis, human 0 0 Other tick-borne 0 0 infection, human (a) Note: Table includes only confirmed or probable cases that have been reviewed and closed by Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology staff (b) Includes all spotted fever rickettsioses
A non-absorbable antibiotic, rifaximin, has shown promise in reducing TD in Mexico (27) and further trials are awaited Rickettsioses * Protective clothing, sprayed with insect repellant * Tuck trousers into socks if possible * Frequent use of DEET-based insect repellants (containing at least 30% active ingredient), especially on the legs, as these repellants have a relatively short duration of action against Amblyomma spp.
Mediterranean Spotted Fever in Varna Region, in Contemporary State of the Rickettsioses in the World and in Bulgaria.
Serological evidence for the continued presence of human rickettsioses in southern India.
Century of rickettsiology; emerging, reemerging rickettsioses, molecular diagnostics, and emerging veterinary rickettsioses; proceedings.