(Vesicular rickettsiosis)

Rickettsialpox caused by Rickettsia akari. Of symptoms, there is an initial local lesion and a generalized rash papulovesicular.

Rickettsialpox, a rickettsial disease occur in many areas of the US and Russia, Korea and Africa. The vector is a small, colorless mite, which is widespread. It infects the house mouse and some species of wild mice. People can become infected by bites from “Chigger” (mite larvae) or adult mites.

Rickettsialpox caused by Rickettsia akari. Of symptoms, there is an initial local lesion and a generalized rash papulovesicular. Rickettsialpox, a rickettsial disease occur in many areas of the US and Russia, Korea and Africa. The vector is a small, colorless mite, which is widespread. It infects the house mouse and some species of wild mice. People can become infected by bites from “Chigger” (mite larvae) or adult mites. a scabby crust, which manifests itself as a small papule with 1-1.5 cm in diameter and then converts it into a small ulcer with a dark crust that comes after healing with scarring appear about a week before the start of the fever. There is a regional lymphadenopathy. The intermittent fever lasts about one week and is accompanied by chills, marked sweating, headache, photophobia, and muscle pain associated. Early in the course of the fever, a generalized maculopapular rash with intradermal vesicles, which spares the palms and soles appear. The disease is mild, there were no deaths reported. Details for diagnosis, overview of Rickettsia infections: diagnosis. The treatment is carried out with doxycycline 100 mg p.o. 2 times daily for 5 days or ciprofloxacin 750 mg po 2 times daily for 5 days. For prophylaxis havens must be destroyed by mice and the vectors are controlled by insecticides.

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