Diagnosis and Management of Tickborne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Anaplasmosis - United States.

@article{Biggs2016DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and Management of Tickborne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Anaplasmosis - United States.},
  author={Holly M. Biggs and Casey Barton Behravesh and Kristy K. Bradley and F Scott Dahlgren and Naomi A. Drexler and John Stephen Dumler and Scott M. Folk and Cecilia Y. Kato and Rebecca Lash and Michael Louis Levin and Robert F. Massung and Robert B. Nadelman and William L. Nicholson and Christopher D Paddock and Bobbi S. Pritt and Marc S. Traeger},
  journal={MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={
          1-44
        }
}
Tickborne rickettsial diseases continue to cause severe illness and death in otherwise healthy adults and children, despite the availability of low-cost, effective antibacterial therapy. Recognition early in the clinical course is critical because this is the period when antibacterial therapy is most effective. Early signs and symptoms of these illnesses are nonspecific or mimic other illnesses, which can make diagnosis challenging. Previously undescribed tickborne rickettsial diseases continue… CONTINUE READING
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