Rickettsia conorii Rickettsia co·no·ri·i (kŏ-nôr’ē-ī’)
A bacterium that causes boutonneuse fever in humans.
noun, plural rickettsiae [ri-ket-see-ee] /rɪˈkɛt siˌi/ (Show IPA), rickettsias [ri-ket-see-uh z] /rɪˈkɛt si əz/ (Show IPA) 1. any member of the genus Rickettsia, comprising rod-shaped to coccoid microorganisms that resemble bacteria but can be as small as a large virus and reproduce only inside a living cell, parasitic in fleas, ticks, lice, and mites and […]
- Rickettsial disease
noun 1. any of several acute infectious diseases caused by ticks, mites, or body lice infected with rickettsiae. The main types include typhus, spotted fever, Q fever, trench fever, and tsutsugamushi disease
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.
- Rickettsia prowazekii
Rickettsia prowazekii Rickettsia pro·wa·zek·i·i (prō’və-zěk’ē-ī’) n. A bacterium that causes epidemic typhus fever.