Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most virulent form of a group of tick- and mite-borne zoonotic infections known as spotted fevers and caused by various rickettsiae. RMSF has a case-fatality rate of 20% unless treated promptly with appropriate antibiotics. Early diagnosis is difficult. Young, otherwise healthy individuals occasionally die with RMSF.
KeywordsTick Infestation Scarlet Fever Spotted Fever Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Spotted Fever Group
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