ID#: 20193
This photograph depicted a young bedridden child in a clinical setting, exhibiting the characteristic macular rash of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), which was dispersed over the child’s entire body. The rash had developed after this patient had been infected with the bacterium, Rickettsia rickettsii, which had been transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, tick vectors include the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, Rocky Mountain wood tick, D. andersoni, and brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
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