South African tick-bite fever


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South Af·ri·can tick-·bite fe·ver

a typhuslike fever of South Africa caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and usually characterized by primary eschar and regional adenitis, rigors, and maculopapular rash on the fifth day, often with severe central nervous system symptoms.

South Af·ri·can tick-bite fe·ver

(sowth af'ri-kăn tik'bīt fē'vĕr)
A typhuslike fever of South Africa caused by Rickettsia africae and usually characterized by primary eschar and regional adenitis, rigors, and maculopapular rash on the fifth day, often with severe central nervous system symptoms.
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