Epidemic typhus

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A Rickettsial disease characterized by malaise and vague symptoms before the onset of high fever headache severe myalgias and less commonly petechial rash on the trunk and limbs nausea vomiting coughing and pneumonia. Most patients also have some central nervous system disturbances such as meningeal irritation confusion drowsiness seizures coma and hearing loss.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version June 2024

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