Rickettsialpox Follow-up

Updated: Jun 30, 2017
  • Author: Pradeep Kumar Mada, MD, MRCP(UK); Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

Measures aimed at controlling rodent population and their mite ectoparasites should be instituted.

No human-to-human transmission occurs.

No vaccine is available.

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Prognosis

Prognosis is excellent.

Rickettsialpox is usually a self-limited disease.

No fatalities have been reported.

Despite cross-reactivity with other members of the spotted-fever group, cross-immunity to other agents is not conferred upon recovery from rickettsialpox.

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