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Related to spotted fever: Mediterranean Spotted Fever
1. Any of various often fatal infectious diseases, such as typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, characterized by skin eruptions and caused by rickettsia that are transmitted by ticks and mites.
2. An epidemic form of cerebrospinal meningitis.
(Pathology) any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever
1. any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
2. tick fever.
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|Noun||1.||spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin|
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria