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Boutonneuse fever

Boutonneuse fever: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Boutonneuse fever is available below.

Symptoms of Boutonneuse fever

Treatments for Boutonneuse 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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Boutonneuse fever: Complications

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Causes of Boutonneuse fever

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Misdiagnosis and Boutonneuse fever

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Prognosis for Boutonneuse fever

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

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Definitions of Boutonneuse fever:

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

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)


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