Kew Gardens spotted fever


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rickettsialpox

 [rĭ-ket´se-al-poks″]
a febrile disease marked by a vesiculopapular eruption, resembling chickenpox clinically, caused by Rickettsia akari and transmitted by mites. Called also Kew Gardens spotted fever.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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