Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mediterranean Tick Fever Underlying Cause

Boutonneuse fever is caused by the bacteria, Rickettsia conorii. The organism is transmitted to humans by ticks. Most cases occur in the Mediterranean.

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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