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Related to rickettsiosis: Rocky Mountain spotted fever

ric·kett·si·o·sis

(ri-ket'sē-ō'sis),
Infection with rickettsiae.

rickettsiosis

/rick·ett·si·o·sis/ (rĭ-ket″se-o´sis) infection with rickettsiae.

rickettsiosis

(rĭ-kĕt′sē-ō′sĭs)
n. pl. rickettsio·ses (-sēz)
Infection with or disease caused by rickettsiae.

rickettsiosis

[riket′sē·ō′sis] pl. rickettsioses
Etymology: Howard T. Ricketts; Gk, osis, condition
any of a group of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms of the genus Rickettsia. Kinds of rickettsioses include a spotted fever group (boutonneuse fever, rickettsialpox, Rocky Mountain spotted fever), a typhus group (epidemic typhus, murine typhus, scrub typhus), and a miscellaneous group (Q fever, trench fever). See also Rickettsia.

ric·kett·si·o·sis

(ri-ket'sē-ō'sis)
Infection with rickettsiae.

Ricketts,

Howard T., U.S. pathologist, 1871-1910.
Rickettsia akari - a species causing human rickettsialpox.
Rickettsia australis - a species causing a spotted fever.
Rickettsia conrii - an African species probably causing boutonneuse fever.
Rickettsia prowazekii - a species causing epidemic typhus.
Rickettsia rickettsii - the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rickettsia sibirica - the agent of Siberian or North Asian tick typhus.
Rickettsia tsutsugamushi - a species causing tsutsugamushi disease and scrub typhus.
Rickettsia typhi - a species causing murine or endemic typhus fever.
rickettsial - pertaining to or caused by rickettsiae.
rickettsialpox - an acute disease caused by Rickettsia akari; transmitted by the mite.
rickettsiosis - infection with rickettsiae.
rickettsiostatic - an agent inhibitory to the growth of Rickettsia.

ric·kett·si·o·sis

(ri-ket'sē-ō'sis)
Infection with rickettsiae.

rickettsiosis

disease caused by infection with rickettsiae. Includes disease now more commonly called ehrlichiosis.

canine rickettsiosis
see canine ehrlichiosis.
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parkeri or other as-yet-unidentified sources of spotted fever rickettsiosis in humans.
PCR diagnosis of rickettsiosis on eschar swabs, Algeria.
Lymphangitis-associated rickettsiosis, a new rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia sibirica mongolotimonae: seven new cases and review of the literature.
felis infection; therefore, rickettsiosis should be considered one of the major causes of febrile diseases in subSaharan Africa.
Rickettsia felis--the etiologic agent of three cases of rickettsiosis in Yucatan.
sibirica mongolitimonae infection in 2005, proposed the name lymphangitis-associated rickettsiosis for the disease, on the basis of associated clinical features.
In this patient, the eschar was located on the scalp, and neither rash nor other clinical clues were suggestive of rickettsiosis.
In particular, clinicians caring for patients who have traveled to the Mediterranean coast of Spain should consider this rickettsiosis in the differential diagnosis.
This rickettsiosis was named lymphangitis-associated rickettsiosis because lymphangitis was observed in 50% of the patients (1).
A diagnosis of lymphangitis-associated rickettsiosis was suspected because of the season (most cases occur in spring in France) and clinical manifestations.