Mediterranean Tick Fever Overview
Another name for Mediterranean Tick Fever is Boutonneuse Fever.
What is Boutonneuse fever?
A person with Boutonneuse fever has an infection caused by the bacteria, Rickettsia conorii. The organism is transmitted to humans by ticks. Most cases of Boutonneuse fever occur in the Mediterranean.
What are the symptoms of Boutonneuse fever?
The symptoms of Boutonneuse fever occur about 5-7 days after the tick bite. Boutonneuse fever can cause a fever, rash, and lymph gland swelling.
How does the doctor treat Boutonneuse fever?
Treatment for Boutonneuse fever includes antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control.
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