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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Sao Paulo Typhus)

An acute febrile illness caused by RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII. It is transmitted to humans by bites of infected ticks and occurs only in North and South America. Characteristics include a sudden onset with headache and chills and fever lasting about two to three weeks. A cutaneous rash commonly appears on the extremities and trunk about the fourth day of illness.
Also Known As:
Sao Paulo Typhus; Typhus, Sao Paulo
Networked: 158 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 7 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Fever (Fevers)
2. Thrombocytopenia (Thrombopenia)
3. Exanthema (Rash)
4. Boutonneuse Fever (Mediterranean Spotted Fever)
5. Bites and Stings (Sting)

Experts

1. McQuiston, Jennifer H: 4 articles (05/2015 - 02/2014)
2. Regan, Joanna J: 2 articles (05/2015 - 12/2014)
3. Dahlgren, F Scott: 2 articles (05/2015 - 02/2014)
4. Kato, Cecilia: 2 articles (12/2014 - 10/2014)
5. Paddock, Christopher D: 2 articles (02/2010 - 04/2003)
6. Buckingham, Steven C: 2 articles (11/2009 - 01/2005)
7. Wikel, Stephen K: 2 articles (01/2009 - 01/2007)
8. Alarcon-Chaidez, Francisco J: 2 articles (01/2009 - 01/2007)
9. Martinez, Juan J: 1 article (12/2015)
10. Cardwell, Marissa M: 1 article (12/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever:
1. VaccinesIBA
2. AntibodiesIBA
3. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)FDA Link
4. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Tetracycline (Achromycin)FDA LinkGeneric
6. SodiumIBA
7. PristinamycinIBA
8. Azithromycin (Zithromax)FDA LinkGeneric
9. RoxithromycinIBA
10. trovafloxacinIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Antibiotic Prophylaxis
2. Elective Surgical Procedures
3. Heart Transplantation (Grafting, Heart)
4. Microspheres (Microsphere)
5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)