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Rocky Mountain spotted fever




A tick-borne rickettsial disease (see Rickettsia) seen in much of the United States, especially the Rocky Mountain region. It causes fever, headache, a characteristic rash starting on the palms and soles, later spreading elsewhere. Tetracyclines are effective, though untreated cases may be fatal.


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