Rickettsia rickettsii

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Related to Rickettsia rickettsii: Borrelia burgdorferi, Rickettsia akari, Rickettsia prowazekii

Rick·ett·si·a rick·ett·si·i

a bacterial species, the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, South African tick-bite fever, São Paulo exanthematic typhus of Brazil, Tobia fever of Colombia, and spotted fevers of Minas Gerais and Mexico; transmitted by infected ixodid ticks, especially Dermacentor andersoni and D. variabilis.
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Rick·ett·si·a rick·ett·si·i

(ri-ket'sē-ă ri-ket'sē-ī)
The bacterial agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and its geographic variants; transmitted by infected ixodid ticks, especially Dermacentor andersoni and D. variabilis.
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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.
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Experimental infection of rodents with Rickettsia rickettsii. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 15:799-806.
A bacteria gram negativa Rickettsia rickettsii, causadora da febre maculosa, e intracelular obrigatoria e reside no citoplasma do hospedeiro, tanto do vertebrado quanto do vetor invertebrado que a transmite.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by the Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria, which are typically spread through tick bites.
However, laboratory analysis soon confirmed that some of the ticks carried Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness in experimental influenza A, Shigella sonnei, and Rickettsia rickettsii infections.
* Evaluation of Co-feeding Transmission of Rickettsia rickettsii among Amblyomma aureolatum Ticks Exposed to Guinea Pigs Susceptible or Immune to R.