rickettsial disease


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rickettsial disease

n
(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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We suspected rickettsial disease because the patient had typical symptoms, including fever, rash, and eschar, and a history of walking in the mountains.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) health services department on Thursday stated that experts have identified the mysterious disease that claimed nine lives in Lower Dir as Rickettsial disease. A notification issued by KP health services director general said, "From the available data and consultation with experts, symptoms are suggesting that the disease might be Rickettsial.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever, the most fatal tickborne rickettsial disease, has a death rate between 5 and 10 percent.
A biopsy of the eschar demonstrated epidermal and dermal necrosis consistent with infectious vasculitis caused by rickettsial disease (figure 2).
Scrub typhus, a vector born rickettsial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is endemic in Eastern Asia including South Korea.
Retinal vascular lesions in patients with rickettsial disease may include focal or diffuse vascular sheathing, vascular leakage, intraretinal, white-centered, or subretinal hemorrhages, and retinal vascular occlusions.
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. He also points out that the tick and chigger burden on rodent hosts provides only a crude proxy for the risk of human infection; at this life stage, arthropods that have already found rodents to bite are no longer searching for a mammalian host.
Ehrlichiosis is a tick borne rickettsial disease of dogs.
Such ecosystems support vector breeding, blood-feeding, and rickettsial disease transmission among new mammalian reservoirs, such as flying squirrels for epidemic typhus and opossums for murine typhus.
Most of the experience of steroids in rickettsial disease can be extrapolated from use in patients with complicated Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Ascher, deputy chief of the California Department of Health's Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory.
Which of the following tests was most helpful in the early identification of rickettsial disease in the current case series?