Flea-borne spotted fever

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Flea-borne spotted fever
June 2010–April 2012 Prevalence of Rickettsia felis infection Gabon, Senegal, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, France
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Flea-borne spotted fever or California pseudotyphus[1] is a condition characterized by a rash of maculopapules or furuncles.[2]

It is caused by Rickettsia felis.[3]

See also


  1. Gideon Guide to Outbreaks: 2019 edition, p. 1522, at Google Books
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. Didier Raoult; Philippe Parola (2007). Rickettsial diseases. CRC Press. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-0-8493-7611-5. Retrieved 23 May 2010.

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