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In Conditions and Diseases

What is the prognosis for rickettsialpox?

Prognosis for full recovery from rickettsialpox is excellent. No deaths have ever been reported from this illness, and even the skin rash heals without scarring.
In Conditions and Diseases

How is rickettsialpox diagnosed?

Most practitioners are able to diagnose rickettsialpox simply on the basis of its rising and falling fever, and its characteristic rash. Occasionally, blood will be drawn and (MORE)
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How is rickettsialpox prevented?

As with all mite- or tick-borne illnesses, prevention includes avoidance of areas known to harbor the insects, and/or careful application of insect repellents.
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How is rickettsialpox treated?

rickettsialpox is such a mild illness, some practitioners choose to simply treat the symptoms (giving acetaminophen for fever and achiness, pushing fluids to avoid dehydration (MORE)
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What causes Rickettsialpox?

The specific bacteria responsible for rickettsialpox is called Rickettsia akari. A person contracts this bacteria through the bite of an infected mite.
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What does Rickettsialpox cause?

Rickettsialpox causes rash, fever, chills, heavy sweating, headache, eye pain (especially when exposed to light), weakness, and achy muscles.
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How does Rickettsialpox progress?

In about a week, the patient develops a fever, chills, heavy sweating, headache, eye pain (especially when exposed to light), weakness, and achy muscles. The fever rises and f (MORE)
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What is Rickettsialpox?

Rickettsialpox is a relatively mild disease caused by a member of the bacterial family called Rickettsia.
In Infectious Diseases

How is Rickettsialpox transmitted?

Like other members of the family of Rickettsia, the bacteria causing rickettsialpox live in mice. Tiny mites feed on these infected mice, thus acquiring the organism. When the (MORE)
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Where does Rickettsialpox occur?

Rickettsialpox occurs mostly within cities. In the United States, the disease has cropped up in such places as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. (MORE)