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spotted fever

 
a febrile disease characterized by a skin eruption, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, boutonneuse fever, and other infections due to tickborne rickettsiae.

spot·ted fe·ver

tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in North and South America and in Siberia.

spotted fever

n.
1. Any of various often fatal infectious diseases, such as typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, characterized by skin eruptions and caused by rickettsia that are transmitted by ticks and mites.
2. An epidemic form of cerebrospinal meningitis.

spotted fever

spotted fever

(1) Rocky Mountain spotted fever, see there.  
(2) A generic term for any tick-borne rickettsial disease clinically characterised by macular rash—e.g., boutonneuse fever, north Queensland tick typhus, Siberian tick typhus.

spotted fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, see there.

spot·ted fever

(spot'ĕd fē'vĕr)
Tick typhus caused by various species of the bacterial genus Rickettsia in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

spotted fever

One of a range of serious Rickettsial infectious diseases, such as TYPHUS and ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER, that feature conspicuous skin rashes.
2. An epidemic form of CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS.

spotted

characterized by spots.

spotted brown snake
see demansianuchalis affinis.
spotted dick
see dalmatian.
spotted emu bush
eremophilamaculata.
spotted fever
a febrile disease characterized by a skin eruption, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, boutonneuse fever, and other human infections due to tickborne rickettsiae.
spotted fever tick
dermacentorandersoni.
spotted fuschia
eremophilamaculata.
spotted gar
the fish Lepisosteus occulatus.
spotted-headed snake
demansiaolivaceae.
spotted hemlock
spotted horse
Appaloosa.
spotted locoweed
astragaluslentiginosus.
spotted persicaria
polygonumpersicaria.
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In this area, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by American Dog Ticks, brown dog ticks and Rocky Mountain wood ticks (Dermacentor andersoni).
Community-based control of the brown dog tick in a region with high rates ofRocky Mountain spotted fever, 2012-2013.
Because numerous tick-borne rickettsiae like R parkeri, the etiologic agent of Tidewater spotted fever, are emerging as pathogenic bacteria, evaluation of ticks in the Fort Eustis area of Virginia was undertaken to determine the risk of tick-borne disease to residents and visitors.
Dissemination of spotted fever rickettsia agents in Europe by migrating birds.
Serological evidence for wide distribution of spotted fevers and typhus fever in Tamil Nadu.
This case emphasizes the importance of considering Mediterranean spotted fever in the differential diagnosis of a patient with fever and rash, especially in the elderly which living in endemic areas.
Unlike Rocky Mountain spotted fever, where a petechial or maculopapular rash occurs in 90% of cases, about 10% of patients with ehrlichiosis or anaplasmosis develop a rash.
Currently there have been reports of the presence of Rickettsia typhi in America in countries like Brazil in 2005, which reports the presence of rickettsial antibodies to Rickettsia typhi in a rural community as well as other Rickettsia and Rickettsia rickettsii, causal agent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (20); similar study was conducted in Argentina also founding these antibodies in a healthy population of a community rural (21).
A micro-organism, which apparently has a specific relationship to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
For El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, although no specific Rickettsia species has been reported so far, there have been serological evidence of human and animal infection by spotted fever and/or typhus group rickettsioses in these countries (Table 4).
On d 8 of hospitalization, positive results (indirect immunofluoresence assay, State Health Laboratory, Jacksonville) were obtained for Rickettsia rickettsii, the pathogen causing Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF).