Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


Basics
Description

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an acute, potentially fatal febrile illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by tick bite.
System(s) affected: Cardiovascular; Musculoskeletal; CNS; Skin/Exocrine

Epidemiology
Incidence

In the US, 0.22/100,000 persons p…

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