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What Exactly Does Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Do To Your Body
Rocky Mountain: http://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/Get a more detailed answer ›
How does lyme's disease and rocky mountain spotted fever affect the body? I have both of them and am always in pain, tired, feel depressed or anxious.
Wow. : Both are rickettsial infections, sharing many chronic symptoms. Fatigue, weakness, pain, arthritis, rashes, brain problems (thinking, reasoning, emotions, attention), cardiac issues, fevers. Wow. Please consult an infectious disease expert to help you to feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa. 60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's an easily treated infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few people do die: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14day range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Death rate is uncertain, but may be about one out of 30 patients. Some patients do worse than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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