Rickettsialpox



rickettsialpox rick·ett·si·al·pox (rĭ-kět’sē-əl-pŏks’)
n.
An acute nonfatal disease caused by Rickettsia akari and transmitted by mites; it is characterized by a papule in the skin and symptoms that develop about a week after the appearance of the papule, consisting of fever, chills, headache, backache, sweating, and local adenitis. Also called Kew garden fever.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Rickettsia prowazekii

    Rickettsia prowazekii Rickettsia pro·wa·zek·i·i (prō’və-zěk’ē-ī’) n. A bacterium that causes epidemic typhus fever.

  • Rickettsia rickettsii

    Rickettsia rickettsii Rickettsia rick·ett·si·i (rĭ-kět’sē-ī’) n. A bacterium that causes a variety of spotted fevers throughout the world including Rocky Mountain spotted fever.



  • Rickettsia tsutsugamushi

    Rickettsia tsutsugamushi Rickettsia tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi (tsōō’tsə-gə-mōō’shē) n. A bacterium that causes scrub typhus.

  • Rickettsiosis

    rickettsiosis rick·ett·si·o·sis (rĭ-kět’sē-ō’sĭs) n. Infection with Rickettsia bacteria.



Disclaimer: Rickettsialpox definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.