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south african tick-bite fever

south african tick-bite fever in Medicine

South African tick-bite fever n.
A typhuslike fever of South Africa caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, and usually characterized by primary eschar and regional adenitis, stiffness, and maculopapular rash on the fifth day, often with severe symptoms of the central nervous system.

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