Japanese spotted fever


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Japanese spotted fever

a febrile disease caused by the proteobacterium Rickettsia japonica and characterized by headache and exanthema in humans; sporadic occurrence, found in Japan and Russian Far East. Tick vector from hare, mouse reservoirs.

Japanese spotted fever

an acute infection occurring in Japan caused by Rickettsia japonica and transmitted by Ixodidae. It is characterized by fever and headache and the appearance of an eschar and rash.

Jap·a·nese spot·ted fe·ver

(jap'ă-nēz' spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
A febrile disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia japonica and characterized by headache and exanthema; found in Japan.

Japanese spotted fever

A spotted fever transmitted to humans by the bite of Ixodes ticks infected with Rickettsia japonica. The disease has been identified mostly in Japan and Korea.
See also: fever
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