tick fever

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tick fever

n.
Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.

tick fever

n
1. (Pathology) any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
2. (Pathology) another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever

tick′ fe`ver


n.
any infectious disease transmitted by ticks.
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Noun1.tick fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood tickstick fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
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Cardiac involvement in a patient with clinical and serological evidence of African tick-bite fever.
However, a PCR was positive for R africae, confirming the diagnosis of African tick-bite fever (ATBF).
Correlation of the distribution of Rickettsia conorii, microscopic lesions, and clinical features in South African tick-bite fever.
11) Although phylogenetically related to Rickettsia africae, the causative agent of African tick-bite fever in Sub-Saharan Africa, R.
Rickettsial diseases include spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsioses (Mediterranean spotted fever, African tick-bite fever and the typhus group of rickettsiae), scrub typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, human monocytic ehrlichiosis and human granulocytic anaplasmosis.
It may have been hidden in his body for years until it was set off by a bout of rickettsia tick-bite fever during a safari holiday in South Africa.
He was started empirically on doxycycline for suspected African tick-bite fever, pending the results of specific antibodies against Rickettsia africae.
To the Editor: African tick-bite fever (ATBF) is a well known disease in travelers to sub-Saharan Africa (1).