rickettsial pox

rickettsial pox

A disease caused by Rickettsia akari and spread by mites from domestic mice. It occurs almost exclusively in New York and Philadelphia. There is a small blister (papule) at the site of the bite which then breaks down to form a scab (eschar) and is followed by fever, muscle aches and then a papular rash that crusts but heals without causing scars.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The roll call of diseases is no trifling matter: plague, murine typhus, Rickettsial pox, salmonellosis, rat bite fever, leptosporesis, trichinosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, typhoid, dysentery, hog cholera, aspergillosis, encephalitis, pseudo tuberculosis, avian tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, Japanese encephalitis, filariasis, yellow fever and dengue fever, malaria, etc.
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