Boutonneuse fever

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Boutonneuse fever

Synonyms: Mediterranean spotted fever

A rare spotted fever rickettsiosis caused by infection with the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia conorii characterized by the onset of fever after an incubation period of about a week followed by a centripetally spreading maculopapular rash which may evolve into a petechial form. Accompanying symptoms are headaches myalgia and/or arthralgia among others. The typical ”tache noire” may be observed at the site of the tick bite for several days. The disease is endemic in Africa Southern Europe and India.

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