Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

An acute infectious disease that is caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and is characterized by rash, muscle pains, and high fever. It is endemic throughout North America.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

(Pathology) an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii

Rock′y Moun′tain spot′ted fe′ver

an acute infectious disease caused by a rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of a wood tick, characterized by high fever, joint and muscle pain, and a rash.

Rock·y Mountain spotted fever

A severe infection caused by bacteria and characterized by fever, extreme exhaustion, muscle pains, and skin rash. It is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks.
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Noun1.Rocky Mountain spotted fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticksRocky Mountain spotted 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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Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a forgotten epidemic [Spanish].
For more information on "Diagnosis and Management of Tick-borne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses and Anaplasmosis --United States: A Practical Guide for Health Care and Public Health Professionals," visit www.
Doxycycline is the first-line agent used for treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in children of all ages.
Concurrent Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human monocytic ehrlichiosis was documented for the first time in Florida.
A micro-organism which apparently has a specific relationship to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Demeclocycline HCI tablets USE in strengths of 150 mg and 300 mg, are an AB-rated, therapeutically equivalent alternative to Declomycin (Stonebridge Pharma) and are indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in several conditions, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and respiratory tract infections.
Such diseases are called Tick-borne Rickettsial Diseases (TBRD) and include such diseases as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) and Lymes Disease.
Another issue relates to jaundice: it is noted more often in BSF than in Rocky Mountain spotted fever, possibly because more adult males (with hepatitis B or hepatitis C co-infection, alcohol use or G6PD deficiency) are present in Brazilian series [3].
SAN DIEGO -- Cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever increased nearly threefold between 2001 and 2005, John Openshaw reported at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The poor sensitivity of the Weft-Felix test is now well demonstrated for the diagnosis of Rocky mountain spotted fever (RMSF) (10-13) MSF (14), murine typhus, epidemic typhus (15) and scrub typhus (16).

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