Rocky mountain spotted fever.


Journal Article (Review)

Rocky mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a fulminant tick-borne infection by Rickettsia rickettsii. The classical diagnostic triad is fever, headache and rash in a patient with a recent tick bite. With prompt, appropriate antimicrobial therapy, patient outcomes are excellent. However, RMSF is often misdiagnosed, particularly during the initial stages of illness, and as a result, patient outcomes are sometimes suboptimal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sexton, DJ; Kaye, KS

Published Date

  • March 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 351 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 11982306

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11982306

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-7125

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0025-7125(03)00091-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States