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What does a bite look like from a tick carrying rocky mountain spotted fever?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Can't tell from bite

The dermacentor bite cannot be distinguished from other tick bites.

In brief: Can't tell from bite

The dermacentor bite cannot be distinguished from other tick bites.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Wrist forearm ankle

If infected by the rocky mountain spotted fever bacteria, after 1-2 weeks, a person can get fever & flu-like symptoms.
A rash of blanching, pink, non-itchy spots starts on the wrists, forearms, and ankles about 2-5 days after the fever starts. These pink spots eventually become raised bumps. About 6 days after fever began, a rash of petechiae (small blood spots) starts on the palms and soles.

In brief: Wrist forearm ankle

If infected by the rocky mountain spotted fever bacteria, after 1-2 weeks, a person can get fever & flu-like symptoms.
A rash of blanching, pink, non-itchy spots starts on the wrists, forearms, and ankles about 2-5 days after the fever starts. These pink spots eventually become raised bumps. About 6 days after fever began, a rash of petechiae (small blood spots) starts on the palms and soles.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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