American tick bite fever

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American tick bite fever
Other namesRickettsia parkeri infection
SpecialtyInfectious disease

American tick bite fever
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. parkeri
Binomial name
Rickettsia parkeri
Lackman et al. 1965

American tick bite fever (also known as "Rickettsia parkeri infection") is a spotted fever disease caused by the tick-borne pathogen Rickettsia parkeri. Symptoms may include a fever, red spots on the skin throughout the body, and an eschar at the site of the tick-bite.[1]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1130. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.

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