July 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/15/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 2, piii
Academic Journal
According to a study report published in the May 20, 2004, issue of the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," after one individual in a family develops symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, the diagnosis should be considered in family members with similar symptoms. Three clusters of the illness, each of which included a child index case who died 6 to 8 days after initial treatment, are described in the report. In each cluster, the index case presented to a clinic or emergency department with fever and other nonspecific symptoms. Soon after the index patients became ill, first-degree relatives were diagnosed with the same condition; all survived. None of the 6 patients reported a history of tick bite.


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