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spotted fever

 
a febrile disease characterized by a skin eruption, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, boutonneuse fever, and other infections due to tickborne rickettsiae.

spot·ted fe·ver

tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in North and South America and in Siberia.

spotted fever

n.
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.

spotted fever

spotted fever

(1) Rocky Mountain spotted fever, see there.  
(2) A generic term for any tick-borne rickettsial disease clinically characterised by macular rash—e.g., boutonneuse fever, north Queensland tick typhus, Siberian tick typhus.

spotted fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, see there.

spot·ted fever

(spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
Tick typhus caused by various species of the bacterial genus Rickettsia in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

spotted fever

One of a range of serious Rickettsial infectious diseases, such as TYPHUS and ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER, that feature conspicuous skin rashes.
2. An epidemic form of CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS.

spotted

characterized by spots.

spotted brown snake
see demansianuchalis affinis.
spotted dick
see dalmatian.
spotted emu bush
eremophilamaculata.
spotted fever
a febrile disease characterized by a skin eruption, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, boutonneuse fever, and other human infections due to tickborne rickettsiae.
spotted fever tick
dermacentorandersoni.
spotted fuschia
eremophilamaculata.
spotted gar
the fish Lepisosteus occulatus.
spotted-headed snake
demansiaolivaceae.
spotted hemlock
spotted horse
Appaloosa.
spotted locoweed
astragaluslentiginosus.
spotted persicaria
polygonumpersicaria.
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Prevalence of seropositivity to spotted fever group rickettsiae and Anap/asma phagocytophi/um in a large, demographically diverse US sample.
Incidence, clinical observations and risk factors in the severe form of Mediterranean spotted fever among patients admitted to hospital in Marseilles 1983-1984.
Physicians should be aware of the increase in Rocky Mountain spotted fever," he said.
TBF rickettsiae, like those of other spotted fever agents, proliferate in microvascular endothelial cells and produce a multifocal, multi-organ vasculitis involving skin, brain, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenals, and other organs.
Laboratory diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
In the USA, for example, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (caused by R.
However, laboratory analysis soon confirmed that some of the ticks carried Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
In addition to Lyme disease, the book discusses other forms of tick-borne diseases, such as cat-scratch disease, Ehrlichopsos, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Examples include building damage from termites or toxic mold and illness including Lyme disease, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and rash illnesses.
Plague, which is said to have a 50pc kill ratio on infection, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (50pc plus) and Japanese B (60 pc) have been considered and allegedly used in biological campaigns.
A small bug with a big bite, ticks carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever and tularemia.