Japanese spotted fever

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Japanese spotted fever
Other names: Oriental spotted fever
a)Small eschar on the chest with erythematous rash b)) and petechiae
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Japanese spotted fever is a condition characterized by a rash that has early macules, and later, in some patients, petechiae.[1]

It is caused by Rickettsia japonica.[2][3]

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1130. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. Mahara F (1997). "Japanese spotted fever: report of 31 cases and review of the literature". Emerging Infect. Dis. 3 (2): 105–11. doi:10.3201/eid0302.970203. PMC 2627607. PMID 9204291.
  3. Inc, GIDEON Informatics; Berger, Dr Stephen (2017). Infectious Diseases of Japan: 2017 edition. GIDEON Informatics Inc. p. 237. ISBN 9781498813846. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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