Mediterranean spotted fever

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Mediterranean spotted fever

tick-borne infection with Rickettsia conorii seen in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and India and known by different names in different areas, for example, Marseilles fever, Crimean fever, Indian tick typhus, and Kenya fever. Two forms are Mediterranean exanthematous fever (q.v.), which manifests as skin eruptions, and Mediterranean erythematous fever (q.v.), which manifests as skin redness. See: Rickettsia conorii.
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African Tick Typhus

A tick-borne rickettsial infection caused by Rickettsia conorii, which occurs in the eastern hemisphere and is similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever but less severe.
Clinical findings Fever, a small ulcer (tache noire) at the site of the tick bite, swollen glands nearby (satellite lymphadenopathy), and a red raised (maculopapular) rash.
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Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an spot·ted fe·ver

(med'i-tĕ-rā'nē-ăn spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
Tick-borne infection with Rickettsia conorii seen in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and India and known by different names in different areas, (e.g., Marseilles fever, Crimean fever, Indian tick typhus, and Kenya fever). Two forms are Mediterranean exanthematous fever, which manifests as skin eruptions, and Mediterranean erythematous fever, which manifests as skin redness.
See also: Rickettsia conorii
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Mediterranean spotted fever

An infectious, occasionally fatal illness transmitted to humans by ticks infected with Rickettsia conorii. The disease is clinically similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Synonym: boutonneuse fever
See also: fever
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An extensive study on tick-borne rickettsiosis in Pune district of Maharashtra revealed that Indian tick typhus exists as zoonosis (12).
Indian tick typhus presenting with gangrene: A case report from an urban slum of Delhi.
Rickettsia conorii Indian tick typhus strain and R.
conorii Israeli spotted fever strain), and Indian tick typhus (R.
conorii Indian tick typhus strain showed 100%, 100%, 99.4%, 100%, 100%, and 99.9% pairwise nt sequence identity to R.
Indian tick typhus, an emerging zoonotic disease, is a type of rickettsial spotted fever (SF).
In Indian tick typhus, maculopapular rash is present which may be purpuric as was seen in outpatients.
Numerous SFG rickettsioses occur throughout the world, the most important being Mediterranean spotted fever (with its variants Indian tick typhus, Astrakhan fever, and Israeli spotted fever) caused by R.
Letter to editor: first documentation of Rickettsia conorii infection (strain Indian tick Typhus) in a traveler.
Indian tick typhus (ITT) is a tick-borne rickettsiosis prevalent in India (1).
Studies on "Indian tick typhus" and its relation to other human, typhus-like rickettsioses.
conorii, i.e., Indian tick typhus and the Moroccan and Malish strains (3).