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.

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.

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

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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The pathology of fatal Mediterranean spotted fever. Am J Clin Pathol 1987; 87:669-672.
Incidence, clinical observations and risk factors in the severe form of Mediterranean spotted fever among patients admitted to hospital in Marseilles 1983-1984.
Pathogens in the Rickettsia conorii complex are known to cause Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) (R.
To the Editor: Rickettsia conorii, the etiologic agent of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), is transmitted to humans by the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).
conorii, the agent of Mediterranean spotted fever, on skin biopsy samples (4,6).
To the Editor: Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) caused by Rickettsia conorii was the first rickettsiosis described in Tunisia.
raoultii and causes an infection with clinical signs similar to those of Mediterranean spotted fever (1).

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