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What is Boutonneuse fever?

What is Boutonneuse fever?

  • Boutonneuse 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.
  • Boutonneuse fever: A febrile disease of the Mediterranean area, the Crimea, Africa, and India, caused by infection with RICKETTSIA CONORII.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Boutonneuse fever: a disease (common in India and around the Mediterranean area) caused by a rickettsia that is transmitted to humans by a reddish brown tick (ixodid) that lives on dogs and other mammals.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Boutonneuse fever: Introduction

Types of Boutonneuse fever:

Broader types of Boutonneuse fever:

How serious is Boutonneuse fever?

Prognosis of Boutonneuse fever: The infection is rarely fatal. Patients have a natural immunity to the infection once they recover.
Complications of Boutonneuse fever: see complications of Boutonneuse fever

What causes Boutonneuse fever?

Causes of Boutonneuse fever: see causes of Boutonneuse fever

What are the symptoms of Boutonneuse fever?

Symptoms of Boutonneuse fever: see symptoms of Boutonneuse fever

Complications of Boutonneuse fever: see complications of Boutonneuse fever

Can anyone else get Boutonneuse fever?

More information: see contagiousness of Boutonneuse fever
Inheritance: see inheritance of Boutonneuse fever

Boutonneuse fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Boutonneuse fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Boutonneuse fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Boutonneuse fever: see treatments for Boutonneuse fever

Name and Aliases of Boutonneuse fever

Main name of condition: Boutonneuse fever

Other names or spellings for Boutonneuse fever:

Kenya tick typhus, Marseilles fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, Rickettsia conorii Source - Diseases Database

Marseilles fever, Kenya fever, Indian tick fever
Source - WordNet 2.1


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