Infections due to Rickettsiae

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Infections due to Rickettsiae

Rocky Mountain spotted fever:
Due to infection with R. rickettsii after bite of tick carrying infection.
More common in western and southeastern parts of USA and South America.

Q fever:
Due to Coxiella burnetii.
Suspected in those with prolonged pneumonia. Present with fever, myalgias, sweats, headache, cough, hepatitis

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