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Indian tick fever

Indian tick fever: Introduction

Indian tick fever: 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 Indian tick fever is available below.

Symptoms of Indian tick fever

Treatments for Indian tick fever

  • 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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Indian tick fever: Complications

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Causes of Indian tick fever

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Misdiagnosis and Indian tick fever

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Prognosis for Indian tick fever

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

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