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Glossary for Rickettsia

  • Backache: The occurrence of the sensation of pain located in the anatomical position of the back
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • 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.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Flea-borne diseases: Diseases that are carried by fleas
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Lice: A parasitic insect that can infect humans
  • Louse-borne diseases: Diseases that are carried by the louse and contracted by humans
  • Murine typhus: An infectious condition which is characterized by a similar condition to that of typhus due to Rickettsia typhi.
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
  • Rickettsia: A self limiting condition that is transmitted by mites
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: A bacterial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and transmitted by ticks. The condition causes fever and a characteristic rash and may be fatal in severe or untreated cases.
  • Scrub typhus: Type of typhus usually caught from ticks
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Tick-borne diseases: Any disease that is transferred to humans by the tick
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections

 

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