Disease Information for Rickettsial disease

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bruising/Ecchymosis
Eschar/inoculation site (Tache noir)
Febrile rash spares face
Hemorrhagic rash
Hemorrhagic/Confluent ecchymotic rash
Local necrotic tissue/burn/ulceration
Petechiae/Petechial rash
Purpura, palpable
Rash
Rash hand/foot areas
Rash on palms and soles
Skin Ulcer with Eschar
Excessive/easy bruising tendency
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Arthritis with rash/dermatitis
Acute sepsis syndrome
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever in Immigrants
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Typical Clinical Presentation
Viremia Sepsis with low WBC
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Fever Immigrant Recent Home country visit
Presentation/Fever recent Travel Long visit return
Presentation/Dengue triad Fever Rash Headache
Presentation/Fever Rash Prostration Abrupt
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Tick bite
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Laboratory technician
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Difficult agent to culture
Microlab/OX-19 antibodies
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
High WBC/Left Shift (Lab)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Left shift/WBC low (Lab)
Left shifted differential smear (Lab)
Leukopenia
Low WBC/Left shift/Low platelets (Lab)
Renal function abnormalities (Lab)
Right Shift (Viral) Differential Smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
WBC
Platelet count (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Febrile Agglutinins (Lab)
WBC
Band forms (Lab)
Globulin, serum (Lab)
OX-K antibodies (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Gastric biopsy/Gastric hemorrhagic vasculitis
PATH/Histopathology/vasculitic
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anthrax
Dengue fever
Malaria
Measles
Meningitis, viral
Polyarteritis nodosa
Tularemia
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute Neutropenia Caused by Infection
Encephalitis, secondary
Glomerulonephritis, postinfectious
Hyperglobulinemia
Meningitis, chronic
Myocarditis
Myocarditis, acute
Orchitis
Polyarteritis nodosa
Rickettsial disease/Rickettsiosis
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombocytopenia in Children
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Arthropod/acarid/tick bourne infection (ex)
AGENT/Epidemic disease (ex)
AGENT/Intracellular organism pathophysiology
AGENT/Laboratory/biologics contagious agent/dangerous
AGENT/Mycoplasma (category)
AGENT/Non-motile bacteria (example)
AGENT/Percutaneous transmission agent (ex)
AGENT/Rickettsia (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Blood-bourne pathogen potential
Pathophysiology/Capillarities/Micro hemorrhagic process
Pathophysiology/Infectious vasculitis/capillaritis
Process
PROCESS/Acute infection (ex).
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Demeclocycline (Declomycin)
RX/Doxycycline
RX/Doxycyline (Vibramycin)
RX/Oxytetracycline (Terramycin)
RX/Tetracycline (Achromycin)
Definition

Infections by the genus RICKETTSIA.

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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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