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Does rocky mountain spotted fever cause a coma?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Rocky mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection that causes damage throughout the body, including the central nervous system (brain and nerves).
If untreated, it can lead to symptoms of nerve damage, brain damage, and sometimes coma and death.

In brief: Yes

Rocky mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection that causes damage throughout the body, including the central nervous system (brain and nerves).
If untreated, it can lead to symptoms of nerve damage, brain damage, and sometimes coma and death.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: In very severe cases

Rocky mountain spotted fever affects about 2000 people in the U.
S. Every year. The common symptoms include: rash, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain, red eyes, and lack of appetite. In severe cases there is damage of small blood vessels, which could lead to gangrene, kidney failure, heart failure, lethargy, confusion, seizures, coma, and death.

In brief: In very severe cases

Rocky mountain spotted fever affects about 2000 people in the U.
S. Every year. The common symptoms include: rash, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain, red eyes, and lack of appetite. In severe cases there is damage of small blood vessels, which could lead to gangrene, kidney failure, heart failure, lethargy, confusion, seizures, coma, and death.
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