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Israeli spotted fever

Israeli spotted fever: Introduction

Israeli spotted 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 Israeli spotted fever is available below.

Symptoms of Israeli spotted fever

Treatments for Israeli spotted 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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Causes of Israeli spotted fever

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Misdiagnosis and Israeli spotted fever

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Prognosis for Israeli spotted fever

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

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