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Related to tsutsugamushi fever: tsutsugamushi disease, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
tsutsugamushi fever (disease)[tsoo-″tsoo-gah-moo´she]
scrub typhus; see typhus.
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.