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Part one of my story about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This blog is more about recognizing the symptoms of RMSF. Lymes


My Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Story: Part 3 I am still struggling with talking about my story with RMSF because I worry that people are thinking I am doing it for “attention” about my…


Diagnosis and Management of Tickborne Rickettsial Diseases: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, and Anaplasmosis — United States | MMWR 5/13/16


Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is an acute febrile illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and spread by a tick vector. Unfortunately, up to one-third of patients in endemic areas do not recall a tick bite. After a 1–2 week incubation period, patients develop the abrupt onset of fever, chills, myalgias, malaise, nausea, and vomiting. The characteristic rash is erythematous and blanching, appearing first on the ankles and wrists then spreading inward in a centripetal (inward) fashion.

from Mail Online

Oklahoma woman has all of her limbs amputated after tick bite

Oklahoma woman's limbs amputated after contracting Rocky Mountain spotted fever | Daily Mail Online


another reason to beware of ticks: rocky mountain spotted fever - fetch! blog