ID#: 19079
This hospitalized patient was diagnosed with a case of rickettsialpox, and was exhibiting symptoms, which included the lesions that can be seen on the surface of his tongue. The bacterium, Rickettsia akari, is the cause of rickettsialpox, and is transmitted to humans by way of its vector, the house mouse mite, Liponyssoides sanguineus, formerly known as Allodermanyssus sanguineus.
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