Ten-day fever A79.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Natal Fever; Pretoria fever; Pretorial fever; South African spotted fever; typhus South African

Definition
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Rickettsiosis caused by R. africae. The pathogens are transmitted by amblyomma ticks (shield ticks).

Occurrence/Epidemiology
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South Africa.

Clinical features
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10-day fever period. At the puncture site, an ulcerated nodule up to the size of a pea can occasionally be detected, which can be covered with black crusts (tache noir). Occurrence of regional lymphadenitis, maculopapular exanthema and neck stiffness.

Therapy
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According to the endemic typhus.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020