Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Reported throughout the Americas, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and frequently reported rickettsial illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii bacterium that spreads to humans by Dermacentor ticks. It is also known as tick typhus, Tobia fever, or São Paulo fever. Its symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash.
Who does Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever most prey upon?
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What are the long-term effects of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is the fact that the tick isn't often felt and the person may not think to take a body check or feel through their scalp. It is because of this that many people do not catch the early signs (generally a lightly spotted red rash.) If this is the case then the long-term effect (not caught early enough) involves the brain, spinal cord, causing pain, one sided muscle weakness or deafness. Complications can cause blood clotting and low blood pressure (which will lead to death.) Wear light clothing (ticks are easier to see); NEVER wear shorts and men shouldn't go shirtless, but long-sleeved shirts, cuffs and lapels taped around the wrists and neck. Wear a hat! Don't wear sandals or moccasins, but good hiking boots. Once you have come back to your camp or home, have someone look at your back and base of skull. Check through your hair and brush well, and shower immediately. If you feel you may have the slightest light red rash (even pink in color) go to your doctor immediately or the ER and let them know you were out in a wooded area! Dogs are also capable of coming in contact with these ticks, so brush your dog well after each hike in the woods. Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most severe http://wiki.answers.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=103607-borne http://wiki.answers.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5369 in the United States. This disease is caused by infection with the bacterial organism Rickettsia rickettsii. I hope this information is helpful to you. Sources: This is where i found this out http://www.medicinenet.com/rocky_mountain_spotted_fever/article.htm
Can Rocky Mountain spotted fever symptoms come back?
Well first off let me say that I am not a DOCTOR but I am A Certified Medical Assistant who knows somewhat about this as I was diagnosed with RMSF in 2007. Since this time I have not felt at all myself. Initially after dx and treatment and a 2 week hospital stay I would have Cycles as I like to call them. These were periods where I would start to feel Very Tired and lethargic. NO Energy at all. Now not just lack of ENERGY but I am speaking of EXTREME fatigue. I would feel like this for about 6 weeks or so. This went on for about 3-4 years. Now, I do not have these symptoms as often but I still do not feel 100 percent healthy. SO to answer your question, YES I do believe the symptoms can come back. I did see an internal medicine Doctor and ask him this question and he told me no but he could not explain my symptoms...:)
What Are The Side Effects Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever How Long Does Effects Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Last?
*Chills *confusion *fever *headache *muscle pain *rash *fever *diarrhea *nausea *hallucination *abdominal pain *vomiting also the rash lasts a few days it starts a few days after you get bitten 'cause RMSF is carried by a tick so yea when you get bitten a few days later your rash will accure and go away in a week or so after the rash or disease started I am not sure about the rest
What organ does rocky mountain spotted fever affect?
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. Without prompt treatment, Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause serious damage to internal organs, such as your kidneys and heart.Although it was first identified in the Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is most commonly found in the southeastern part of the United States. It also occurs in parts of Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.Early signs and symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include severe headache and high fever. A few days later, a rash usually appears on the wrists and ankles. Rocky Mountain spotted fever responds well to prompt treatment with antibiotics.