Rickettsial diseases

Rickettsial disease are of 2 types – typhus group and spotted fever group.

Typhus group:

  • Epidemic typhus / Classic typhus / louse borne typhus / gaol fever – Rickettsia prowazekii
  • Edemic typhus / murine typhus / fleaborne typhus – Rickettsia typhi

Spotter fever group:

  • Rocky mountain spotted fever – Rickettsia rickettsii
  • Oriental spotted fever – Rickettsia japonica
  • Rickettsial pox – Rickettsia akari

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