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African Tick Typhus

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Definition

One of the tick-borne rickettsialAfrican tick typhus: One of the tick-borne rickettsialdiseases of the eastern hemisphere, similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but lesssevere, with fever, a small ulcer (tache noire) at the site of the tick bite, swollenglands nearby (satellite lymphadenopathy), and a red raised (maculopapular) rash. Alsocalled fievre boutonneuse.


 

 

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