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Prognosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Prognosis for Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Rocky Mountain spotted fever remains a serious and potentially life-threatening infectious disease today. Despite the availability of effective treatment and advances in medical care, approximately 3% to 5% of individuals who become ill with Rocky Mountain spotted fever still die from the infection. However, effective antibiotic therapy has dramatically reduced the number of deaths caused by Rocky Mountain spotted fever; before the discovery of tetracycline and chloramphenicol in the late 1940s, as many as 30% of persons infected with R. rickettsii died. (Source: excerpt from Rocky Mountain spotted fever: DVRD) ...see also Overview of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Complications:

Complications of Rocky Mountain spotted fever may include:

Complications of Rocky Mountain spotted fever from the Diseases Database include:


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The 'prognosis' of Rocky Mountain spotted fever usually refers to the likely outcome of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The prognosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever may include the duration of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, chances of complications of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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