rickettsialpox

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rickettsialpox:

see rickettsiarickettsia
, any of a group of very small microorganisms, many disease-causing, that live in vertebrates and are transmitted by bloodsucking parasitic arthropods such as fleas, lice (see louse), and ticks.
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rickettsialpox

[ri¦ket·sē·əl¦päks]
(medicine)
An acute febrile disease caused by the organism Rickettsia akari and transmitted from the mouse to humans by the mite Allodermanyssus sanguineus; characterized by rash, a primary ulcer, and often swelling of glands.
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