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How does your heart get affected by rocky mountain spotted fever?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Germ damages organs

Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite.
The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Many organs including the heart are damaged because damaged blood vessels disrupt the circulation in the vital organs, and damaged or dead cells lead to inflammation in organs.

In brief: Germ damages organs

Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite.
The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Many organs including the heart are damaged because damaged blood vessels disrupt the circulation in the vital organs, and damaged or dead cells lead to inflammation in organs.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not

It doesn't generally affect the heart.

In brief: Not

It doesn't generally affect the heart.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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