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India tick typhus

India tick typhus: Introduction

India tick typhus: An infectious disease that is caused by Rickettsia conorii which is transmitted by the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). The disease occurs predominantly in Mediterranean areas such as India and Africa. The onset of symptoms is usually sudden and the incubation period is usually between 6 and 10 days. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of India tick typhus is available below.

Symptoms of India tick typhus

Treatments for India tick typhus

  • Antibiotics can shorten the duration of the fever. Doxycycline is the most commonly used one but tetracycline, chloramphenicol or ciprofloxacin are also used
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India tick typhus: Complications

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Causes of India tick typhus

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Less Common Symptoms of India tick typhus

Misdiagnosis and India tick typhus

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Prognosis for India tick typhus

Prognosis for India tick typhus: The infection is rarely fatal. Patients have a natural immunity to the infection once they recover.

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