Rickettsia akari


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Related to Rickettsia akari: Rickettsia prowazekii, Rickettsia conorii, Rickettsia typhi

Rick·ett·si·a a·kar·i

a bacterial species causing human rickettsialpox; transmitted by the house mouse mite, Liponyssoides sanguineus; a mild febrile disease of 7-10 days is produced with an urban distribution in the northeastern U.S. and in wild or commensal rodents in the countries in eastern parts of Russia and in some countries of Central Asia, and in Africa.

Rick·ett·si·a a·kar·i

(ri-ket'sē-ă ă-kā'rī)
A species causing human rickettsialpox, a mild, acute febrile disease; transmitted by the house mouse mite Liponyssoides sanguineus.

Ricketts,

Howard T., U.S. pathologist, 1871-1910.
Rickettsia akari - a species causing human rickettsialpox.
Rickettsia australis - a species causing a spotted fever.
Rickettsia conrii - an African species probably causing boutonneuse fever.
Rickettsia prowazekii - a species causing epidemic typhus.
Rickettsia rickettsii - the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rickettsia sibirica - the agent of Siberian or North Asian tick typhus.
Rickettsia tsutsugamushi - a species causing tsutsugamushi disease and scrub typhus.
Rickettsia typhi - a species causing murine or endemic typhus fever.
rickettsial - pertaining to or caused by rickettsiae.
rickettsialpox - an acute disease caused by Rickettsia akari; transmitted by the mite.
rickettsiosis - infection with rickettsiae.
rickettsiostatic - an agent inhibitory to the growth of Rickettsia.

Rickettsia

a genus of small, rod-shaped, round to pleomorphic microorganisms in the order Rickettsiales. They are true bacteria, gram-negative, and cultivable only in living tissues. Transmitted by lice and ticks, they cause disease in humans and domestic animals but are also found in the cytoplasm of tissue cells of lice, fleas, ticks and mites, which may act as reservoirs and vectors. See also ehrlichia and coxiella.

Rickettsia akari
causes rickettsial pox in humans, mice and rats.
Rickettsia australis
causes queensland tick typhus in humans, small marsupials, rats.
Rickettsia canadensis
causes new typhus in humans and rabbits.
Rickettsia conjunctivae
see Chlamydophila pecorum.
Rickettsia conorii
causes boutonneuse fever in humans and dogs and small feral mammals.
Rickettsia ovina
see Ehrlichia ovina.
Rickettsia phagocytophila
see Anaplasmaphagocytophila.
Rickettsia prowazeki
causes epidemic typhus in humans and possibly cattle, sheep and goats.
Rickettsia rickettsii
causes spotted fever in humans and many feral animals, especially rodents and in dogs and birds. See also rocky mountain spotted fever.
Rickettsia ruminantium
see Ehrlichiaruminantium.
Rickettsia rupricaprae
see Mycoplasmaconjunctivae.
Rickettsia sibirica
causes Siberian tick typhus in humans and many feral mammals, especially rodents.
Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
Rickettsia typhi
causes murine typhus in humans and the brown rat.
References in periodicals archive ?
Isolation of Rickettsia akari from eschars of patients with rickettsialpox.
Recovery of Rickettsia akari from the Korean vole Microtus fortis pelliceus.
To the Editor: Rickettsialpox is often described as a chickenpox-like disease and is caused by Rickettsia akari, a spotted fever group Rickettsia that is transmitted to humans by the bite of mites (Liponyssoides sanguineus).