Rock·y Moun·tain spot·ted fe·ver
/ˈräkē ˈmount(ə)n spädəd ˈfēvər/
- 1. a rickettsial disease transmitted by ticks.
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- Medically reviewed by Judith Marcin, MD on April 13, 2017 — Written by Jacquelyn Cafasso. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial infection spread by a bite from an infected tick. It causes vomiting, a sudden high fever around 102 or 103°F, headache, abdominal pain, rash, and muscle aches.
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a disease caused by a type of bacteria carried by ticks. Alternative Names. Spotted fever. Causes. RMSF is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii (R Rickettsii), which is carried by ticks. The bacteria spread to humans through a tick bite. In the western United States, the bacteria are carried by ...
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Allen, "mountain fever" is usually short for the virus disease known as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Humans get infected by the bite of a certain American dog tick and some other ticks. Surprisingly, despite its name, most cases in the US...
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. It has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. Some synonyms for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in other countries...
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Initial symptoms may include: fever nausea vomiting severe headache muscle pain lack of appetite Later signs and symptoms include: petechial rash abdominal pain joint pain diarrhea Also, The signs and symptoms of RMSF may follow within 1 to...
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Also known as tick typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by a bacteria-like microorganism, Rickettsia rickettsii.Rocky Mountain spotted fever rickettsiae are acquired by an American dog tick when it takes a blood meal from an infected animal.
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