Definition of Tick fever

1. Noun. Caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks.




Definition of Tick fever

1. Noun. (pathology) any of various diseases transmitted by ticks ¹

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Medical Definition of Tick fever

1. An acute febrile (feverish) disease initially recognised in the Rocky Mountain states, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by hard-shelled (ixodid) ticks. Occurs only in the Western Hemisphere. The disease is characterised by sudden onset of headache, chills and fever which can persist for 2-3 weeks, muscle pain. A characteristic rash appears on the extremities and trunk about the 4th day of illness. The rickettsiae grow within damaged cells lining blood vessels which may become blocked by clots. Blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) is widespread Early recognition of the condition and prompt antibiotic treatment is important in reducing mortality. Synonym: spotted fever, tick fever, and tick typhus. (25 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tick Fever

tick-borne encephalitis virus
tick-borne fever
tick-borne rickettsioses of the eastern hemisphere
tick-borne virus
tick-tack-toe
tick-tock
tick-weed
tick and flick
tick away
tick bite
tick bites
tick box
tick boxes
tick control
tick down
tick fever (current term)
tick infestation
tick mark
tick off
tick over
tick paralysis
tick pyaemia
tick tack
tick tock
tick toxicoses
tick trefoil
tick typhus
tickable
tickbite
tickborne

Literary usage of Tick fever

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; tick fever In the Bitter-root Valley of Montana and in the mountains of Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming there is an acute infection ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; tick fever In the Bitter-root Valley of Montana and in the mountains of Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming there is an acute infection ..."

3. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"THE DIAGNOSIS OF AFRICAN tick fever FROM THE EXAMINATION OF THE BLOOD. ... Although the disease termed tick fever had been recognized for a long period of ..."

4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"THE DIAGNOSIS OF AFRICAN tick fever FROM THE EXAMINATION OF THE BLOOD. ... Although the disease termed tick fever had been recognized for a long period of ..."

5. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"56-68), states that African tick fever has been imported into Persia, and that it is there carried by ..."

6. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"56-68), states that African tick fever has been imported into Persia, and that it is there carried by Ornithodorus ..."

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