Kenya fever: Introduction
Kenya 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.
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Symptoms of Kenya fever
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Treatments for Kenya 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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Kenya fever: Complications
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Causes of Kenya fever
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Less Common Symptoms of Kenya fever
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Misdiagnosis and Kenya fever
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill...read more »
Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection,
such as a common cold....read more »
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off after about...read more »
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Prognosis for Kenya fever
Prognosis for Kenya fever:
The infection is rarely fatal. Patients have a natural immunity to the infection once they recover.
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