Colorado tick fever


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Colorado tick fever

 [kol″ŏ-rah´do]
a febrile disease occurring in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific slope regions of the United States and Canada; it is caused by a virus and the vector is a tick, Dermacentor andersoni. The accompanying fever and flulike symptoms occur in two phases with a period of remission in between.

Col·o·ra·do tick fe·ver

an infection caused by Colorado tick fever virus and transmitted to humans by Dermacentor andersoni; the symptoms are mild, there is no rash, the temperature is not excessively elevated, and the disease is rarely, if ever, fatal.
A rare acute tick-borne—vector, Dermacentor andersoni—RNA orbiviral infection occurring in the early spring in the Rocky Mountains
Management Tick removal, acetaminophen for fever
Prognosis Excellent; self-limited with little neurologic or other residua

Colorado tick fever

American mountain fever, mountain fever, mountain tick fever Infectious disease A rare acute tick-borne–vector, Dermacentor andersoni RNA orbiviral infection occurring in the early spring in the Rocky Mountains Clinical 3 to 6 day incubation, then chills, sweats, joint pain, biphasic–'saddleback' fever, myalgias of the back and legs, headache, retro-orbital pain, photophobia, malaise, N&V, rash, weakness Management Tick removal, acetaminophen for fever Prognosis Excellent; self-limited with little residua

Col·o·ra·do tick fe·ver

(kol'ŏr-ah'dō tik fē'vĕr)
An infection caused by Colorado tick fever virus and transmitted to humans by Dermacentor andersoni; the symptoms are mild, there is no rash, fever is not excessive, and the disease is rarely fatal.
Synonym(s): tick fever (5) .
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