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Risk Factors for Fatal Outcome in Patients with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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Infectious Diseases

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is caused by the gram-negative, intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii and is transmitted by ticks. It can be fatal, especially if unrecognized or if treatment is not started soon enough. In untreated cases the mortality may be 20-25%, while if appropriate antibiotic therapy is delayed the mortality is 5%.

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