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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Rickettsialpox is an illness characterized by fever, headache, papulovesicular rash over the trunk and extremities, and, in 80% of cases, appearance of an eschar.
Patient 2 was a 32-year-old woman in whom rickettsialpox was diagnosed in July 2008.
The first well-described clinical case of rickettsialpox was documented in New York City in 1946 (1).
We describe the clinical presentation of rickettsialpox in a 9-year-old boy from Nevpehir, located in the middle region of Turkey.
Rickettsialpox is caused by infection with Rickettsia akari.
Recently, cases of rickettsialpox have been reported in residents of the Ukraine (5) and Croatia (6).
In the United States, infections with rickettsiae are known to cause diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rickettsialpox and murine typhus.