Southern tick-associated rash illness
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Related to Southern tick-associated rash illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease
Southern tick–associated rash illness,
An expanding red rash, similar in appearance to erythema migrans, the rash found in Lyme disease. It results from the bite of the tick Amblyomma americanum, found in the southeastern U.S. Ticks of this species may harbor the spirochete Borrelia lonestari, which produces the rash.