Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, Md
Rocky Mountain spotted
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Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread by ticks. It typically begins with a fever and headache, which is followed a few days later with the development of a rash. The rash is generally made up of small spots of bleeding and starts on the wrists and ankles.

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Other symptoms may include muscle pains and vomiting. Long-term complications following recovery may include Causes: Rickettsia rickettsii spread ticks. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is the most common Rickettsial Disease in the United States. Up to cases per year of RMSF and related Rickettsial spotted fevers (see below) RMSF is the most lethal of Tick Borne Illnesses (% mortality) Bimodal age distribution.

Ages 5 to 9 years old (highest mortality) Age over years old; Timing.

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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 or Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. Most people who get sick with RMSF will have a fever, headache, and rash.

RMSF can be deadly if not treated early with the right antibiotic. Signs and Symptoms. Diagnosis and Testing.

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For Healthcare Providers. Epidemiology and Statistics. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. Without prompt treatment, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause serious damage to internal organs, such as your kidneys and heart.

Although it was first identified in the Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is most commonly found in the southeastern part of. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a systemic, small-vessel vasculitis that often involves a characteristicmyalgia, severe headache (less common in young children), photophobia, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia are typical presenting symptoms.

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Doxycycline is the recommended antibiotic treatment for RMSF in adults and children of all ages. Page last reviewed: Octo Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF).