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What exactly does rocky mountain spotted fever do to your body?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine

In brief: Rocky Mountain

http://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/

In brief: Rocky Mountain

http://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Germ damages cells

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 throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Treatment is with doxycycline, which is started if rmsf is suspected. Lab tests confirm the disease.

In brief: Germ damages cells

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 throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Treatment is with doxycycline, which is started if rmsf is suspected. Lab tests confirm the disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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