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Expiration Date: 20 Jan 2022
Last Reviewed: 20 Jan 2021
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Rickettsia is a group of vector-borne organisms that cause acute febrile illnesses throughout the world. While the clinical presentations of rickettsial infection are similar, the causative species and epidemiology can vary depending on the region. It is important to recognize both the typical symptoms and the epidemiology of a given region to correctly diagnose and treat these infections promptly, as they can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This activity reviews the disorders caused by rickettsia and their presentation and evaluation. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of rickettsial infections.
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Authors: Jessica Snowden, Megan Ladd
Editors: Kevin King
Editors-In-Chief: Joshua TuckPrashanth AnandMatthew Varacallo
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