Japanese spotted fever

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Japanese spotted fever
Classification and external resources
Specialty Infectious disease
ICD-10 A77.8

Japanese spotted fever (or oriental spotted fever) is a condition characterized by a rash that has early macules, and later, in some patients, petechiae.[1]

It is caused by Rickettsia japonica.[2]

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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 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Mahara F (1997). "Japanese spotted fever: report of 31 cases and review of the literature". Emerging Infect. Dis. 3 (2): 105–11. doi:10.3201/eid0302.970203. PMC 2627607Freely accessible. PMID 9204291.