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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

"Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An acute febrile illness caused by RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII. It is transmitted to humans by bites of infected ticks and occurs only in North and South America. Characteristics include a sudden onset with headache and chills and fever lasting about two to three weeks. A cutaneous rash commonly appears on the extremities and trunk about the fourth day of illness.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 10 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2012
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