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Related to rickettsiosis: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
n. pl. rick·ett·si·o·ses (-sēz)
Infection with or disease caused by rickettsiae.
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|Noun||1.||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
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