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Related to spotted fever: Mediterranean 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.
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tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in North and South America and in Siberia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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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.
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spotted feverRocky Mountain spotted fever, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
spotted feverOne 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.
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