tsutsugamushi disease


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tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi dis·ease

an acute infectious disease, caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by the mites Trombicula akamushi and T. deliensis, which occurs in harvesters of hemp in some parts of Southeast Asia including Japan; characterized by fever, painful swelling of the lymphatic glands, a small blackish scab on the genitals, neck, or axilla, and an eruption of large dark red papules.
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tsutsugamushi disease

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tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi dis·ease

(tsū'tsū-gă-mū'shē di-zēz')
An acute infectious disease, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and T. deliensis, which occurs in harvesters of hemp in some parts of Japan; characterized by fever, painful swelling of the lymphatic glands, a small, blackish scab (on the genitals, neck, or axilla), and an eruption of large, dark red papules.
Synonym(s): akamushi disease, mite typhus, scrub typhus, tropical typhus.
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Tsutsugamushi disease

Scrub TYPHUS, a disease caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi , and transmitted by larval mites. It features headache, high fever and a rash.
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