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What are the tests for rocky mountain spotted fever?

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Dr. Mark Tosca
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In brief: Clinical

There isn't a reliable test earlier in the disease.
Later skin biopsy & serology can confirm it diagnosis is based symptoms & probability from local prevalence. Signs & symptoms include fever, ha, joint & muscle pains +/- n/v . A maculopapular rash occurs (90% of time) between the third & fifth days of illness usually starting on the ankles. It is critical you're seen early if you suspect it.

In brief: Clinical

There isn't a reliable test earlier in the disease.
Later skin biopsy & serology can confirm it diagnosis is based symptoms & probability from local prevalence. Signs & symptoms include fever, ha, joint & muscle pains +/- n/v . A maculopapular rash occurs (90% of time) between the third & fifth days of illness usually starting on the ankles. It is critical you're seen early if you suspect it.
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