rickettsialpox


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rickettsialpox:

see rickettsiarickettsia
, any of an order (Rickettsiales) 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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The house-mouse mite, Liponyssoides sanguineus, maintains a rickettsial zoonosis in its preferred house mouse (Mus musculus) reservoir, and can transmit rickettsialpox caused by Rickettsia akari through bites.
Scrub typhus and rickettsialpox present similarly temporally and clinically.
Although there are no vaccines for scrub typhus or rickettsialpox, weekly doses of 200 mg of doxycycline can prevent O.
Rickettsialpox is a benign, self-limiting disease that usually resolves within 14-21 days; no deaths from rickettsialpox have been reported.
Our report of these 2 human rickettsialpox cases in Mexico provides a new rickettsial infection to consider in the differential diagnosis of febrile illnesses.
Serologic evidence of rickettsialpox (Rickettsia akari) infection among intravenous drug users in inner-city Baltimore, Maryland.
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).