Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Ginger S. Kubala

Abstract

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most virulent form of a group of tick- and mite-borne zoonotic infections known as spotted fevers and caused by various rickettsiae. RMSF has a case-fatality rate of 20% unless treated promptly with appropriate antibiotics. Early diagnosis is difficult. Young, otherwise healthy individuals occasionally die with RMSF.

Keywords

Tick Infestation Scarlet Fever Spotted Fever Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Spotted Fever Group 
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  • Ginger S. Kubala

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