Introduction: Rocky Mountain spotted fever


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Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A form of typhus spread by ticks.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States.  The disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread to humans by ixodid (hard) ticks.  Initial signs and symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash.  The disease can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and without prompt and appropriate treatment it can be fatal.1

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Last revision: April 3, 2003

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