Vesicular rickettsiosis

A mild infectious disease first observed in New York City, caused by Rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark spot that becomes a small ulcer at the site of the bite, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) in that region, and a raised blistery (vesicular) rash. Also known as rickettsialpox.

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vesicular rickettsiosis n RICKETTSIALPOX

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • rickettsiosis — Infection with rickettsiae. vesicular r. SYN: rickettsialpox. * * * rick·ett·si·o·sis ri .ket sē ō səs n, pl o·ses .sēz infection with or disease caused by a rickettsia <a mild rickettsiosis> * * * rick·ett·si·o·sis (rĭ ket″se… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rickettsialpox — A mild infectious disease first observed in New York City caused by Rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark spot that becomes a small ulcer at the site of the bite, swollen glands… …   Medical dictionary

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