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Marseilles fever

Marseilles fever: Introduction

Marseilles 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 Marseilles fever is available below.

Symptoms of Marseilles fever

Treatments for Marseilles 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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Marseilles fever: Complications

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Causes of Marseilles fever

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Prognosis for Marseilles fever

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

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Definitions of Marseilles fever:

A febrile disease of the Mediterranean area, the Crimea, Africa, and India, caused by infection with RICKETTSIA CONORII. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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