TITLE

Mediterranean spotted fever

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1324
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term Mediterranean spotted fever is presented. The term refers to an infectious, occasionally fatal illness transmitted to humans by ticks infected with Rickettsia conorii. It is clinically similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21235310

 

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