Managing Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

  title={Managing Rocky Mountain spotted fever.},
  author={Timothy Dean Minniear and Steven C. Buckingham},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={7 9},
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Symptoms range from moderate illness to severe illness, including cardiovascular compromise, coma and death. The disease is prevalent in most of the USA, especially during warmer months. The trademark presentation is fever and rash with a history of tick bite, although tick exposure is unappreciated in over a third of cases. Other signature symptoms include headache and abdominal pain. The antibiotic… CONTINUE READING