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African tick typhus

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Description

Boutonneuse fever, also known as Mediterranean spotted fever, is a bacterial infection caused by Rickettsia conorii. It is spread by the bite of an infected tick, usually the dog tick. Symptoms of the infection include fever, headache, muscle pain, and a rash that appears as small, red spots on the body. Treatment typically involves antibiotics, such as doxycycline, and supportive care.

Synonyms
  • African tick-borne fever
  • Boutonneuse fever
  • India tick fever
  • India tick typhus
  • Kenya tick typhus
  • Marseilles fever
  • Mediterranean spotted fever
  • Mediterranean tick fever
  • Rickettsia conorii infection
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