boutonneuse fever

bou·ton·neuse fever .bü-tȯ-'nǣz- n a disease of the Mediterranean area that is characterized by headache, pain in muscles and joints, and an eruption over the body and is caused by a tick-borne rickettsia (Rickettsia conorii) called also fièvre boutonneuse, Marseilles fever see TICK-BITE FEVER, TICK TYPHUS

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an acute type of spotted fever caused by Rickettsia conorii, transmitted by the bites of ixodid ticks, with dogs and rodents being the chief hosts. There is a primary lesion (tache noire) at the site of the tick bite, as well as a maculopapular or petechial rash, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, chills, fever, and photophobia, usually without sequelae. It occurs from the Mediterranean and Black Seas across Central Asia, and variant forms occur in East Africa and on the Indian subcontinent. Called also Marseilles f., Mediterranean spotted f., and African, Indian, Israeli, or Kenyan tick f.

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