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  1. Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain Spotted ...

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    Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) are characterized by a sudden onset of moderate to high fever, a severe headache, fatigue, muscle pain, chills and a rash. The rash associated with RMSF typically begins on the ankles and wrists and spreads to the rest of the body including the soles of the feet and palms of the hands.

  2. BACKGROUND: Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is potentially deadly and can present subtly with signs and symptoms overlapping with other clinical conditions. Delayed diagnosis can be fatal. OBJECTIVE: This review provides an evidence-based summary of the current data for the evaluation and management of RMSF in the emergency department.

  3. Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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    Doctors for Rocky Mountain spotted fever: This section presents information about some of the possible medical professionals that might be involved with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ask your doctor to recommend what other types of doctors, physicians, medical specialists, or other medical professionals should be part of the team for your ...

  4. Fatal Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the United States, 1999 ...

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    Apr 01, 2012 ยท Death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is preventable with prompt, appropriate treatment. Data from two independent sources were analyzed to estimate the burden of fatal RMSF and identify risk factors for fatal RMSF in the United States during ...

  5. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

    www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/files/rockymtfaq.pdf

    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is the most severe tick-borne rickettsial illness in the United States. The disease occurs throughout the United States and is caused by infection with the organism Rickettsia rickettsii. Fewer than 50 cases are reported annually in Delaware. Who gets Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? Children and adults can get Rocky ...

  6. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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    What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an infection caused by the bite of an infected tick. It affects over 2,000 people a year in the U.S. and usually occurs from April until September. But, it can occur anytime during the year where the weather is warm. It was ...

  7. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Fact Sheet

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    What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a disease caused by the bite of a tick infected with the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. In New York, the American dog tick (Dermacentar variablis) is the most common tick that spreads the disease. Fewer than 50 cases are ...

  8. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | RMSF Symptoms, Treatment and ...

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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever is transmitted to people by the bite of a tick infected with the bacterial organism Rickettsia rickettsii, or by contamination from the contents of an attached tick when it is removed (from a person or animal).

  9. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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    adults aged 40-64 years. Figure 54. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Month of Onset, Virginia, 2008 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Before 2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Month of Onset Number of Cases Incidence in the white population (1.4 per 100,000) was more than twice the incidence in the black population (0.6 per 100,000.)

  10. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | MedLink Neurology

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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be a severe or even fatal illness if not treated in the first few days of symptoms. Doxycycline is the first line treatment for adults and children of all ages, and is most effective if started before the fifth day of symptoms.