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A spotted fever is a type of tick-borne disease which presents on the skin. They are all caused by bacteria of the genus Rickettsia. Typhus is a group of similar diseases also caused by Rickettsia bacteria, but spotted fevers and typhus are different clinical entities.
Types of spotted fevers include:
- Mediterranean spotted fever
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Queensland tick typhus
- Helvetica Spotted fever
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