Definitions of rickettsiosis
  1. noun
    infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
    synonyms: rickettsial disease
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    typhus, typhus fever
    rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
    spotted fever
    any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
    Q fever
    an acute disease resembling influenza
    mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
    trench fever
    marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice
    scrub typhus, tsutsugamushi disease
    transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
    endemic typhus, murine typhus, rat typhus, urban typhus
    acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
    Rocky Mountain spotted fever, mountain fever, tick fever
    caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks
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    infectious disease
    a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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