spotted fever


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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

(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.
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Distinguishing Japanese spotted fever and scrub typhus, Central Japan, 2004-2015.
Participating health care providers, laboratorians, public health partners, state health departments, public health laboratories; the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Working Group; Eric Mandel, John Krebs, F.
A fatal case series of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Sonora, Mexico.
Pacola et al., "Features of Brazilian Spotted Fever in Two Different Endemic Areas in Brazil," Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, vol.
The American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis) feeds on dogs and humans and can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), characterized by the bright white spot on its back, spreads the human bacteria ehrlichiosis and tularemia and is occasionally diagnosed in dogs.
Tidewater spotted fever, also known as Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis or American boutoneuse fever, has been a recently described human disease even though the causative agent, R parkeri, has been known since its isolation in 1937.
Spatial clustering by disease severity among reported Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases in the United States, 2001-2005.
Rickettsial Infections in South India-how to spot the spotted fever. Indian Pediatr 2001; 38(12): 1393-6.
Deciphering the relationships between Rickettsia conorii and Rhipicephalus sanguineus in the ecology and epidemiology of Mediterranean spotted fever. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2009; 1166:49-54.
Doxycycline is the first-line agent used for treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in children of all ages.
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.