African tick typhus
A rare bacterial infectious disease caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia africae characterized by acute onset of fever accompanied by myalgia localized lymphadenitis and a papulovesicular rash. In most cases at least one sometimes multiple inoculation eschars are observed. Clustering of cases is frequent.
Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview.
Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.
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