Microbiology Bacteria Section 51 – Rickettsia Prowazekii, Rickettsia Rickettsii, and Rickettsia Typhi

Errata: Where available, doxycycline is the preferred treatment. If the patient is pregnant, use chloramphenicol instead. Do not use chloramphenicol in the 3rd trimester.
TOPICS: Rickettsia Prowazekii, Rickettsii, Typhi, bacteria, rocky mountain spotted fever, no cell wall, ticks, rash, wrists and ankles, myalgias, sweats, projectile vomiting, flea bite, pediculus, epidemic typhus, endemic typhus, obligate intracellular, chloramphenicol, doxycycline, pregnant, weil-felix test, agglutination, Giemsa stain

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