Definition of Rickettsialpox
1. Noun. Mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox.
Medical Definition of Rickettsialpox
1. A mild infectious disease first observed in new york city caused by rickettsia akari, transmitted from its mouse host by chigger or adult mite bites. There is fever, a dark spot that becomes a small ulcer at the site of the bite, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) in that region, and a raised blistery (vesicular) rash. Also known as vesicular rickettsiosis. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Rickettsialpox
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1. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"The agent of rickettsialpox may be present in blood and other tissues of infected house mice or humans and in the mite vector Lipo- ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
""The 11 Blue Men" is well known, but my own favorite is "The Alerting of Mr. Pomerantz," the story of how the vector of Kew Garden fever, or rickettsialpox, ..."