rickettsial diseasesmedical dictionary

The infectious diseases caused by the rickettsiae fall into 4 groups:(1) typhus: epidemic typhus, brill-zinsser disease, murine (endemic) typhus, and scrub typhus; (2) spotted fever rocky mountain spotted fever, eastern tick-borne rickettsioses, and rickettsialpox; (3) q fever; and (4) trench fever.

(12 Dec 1998)