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Kenya tick-bite fever

Kenya tick-bite fever: Introduction

Kenya tick-bite 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 Kenya tick-bite fever is available below.

Symptoms of Kenya tick-bite fever

Treatments for Kenya tick-bite 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 tick-bite fever: Complications

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Causes of Kenya tick-bite fever

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Less Common Symptoms of Kenya tick-bite fever

Misdiagnosis and Kenya tick-bite 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 off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears more »

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Prognosis for Kenya tick-bite fever

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

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