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Late appearance of skin rash in Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6635747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Late appearance of a skin rash in Rocky Mountain spotted fever is associated with a high mortality. Our patient's rash appeared 14 days after the onset of illness, during his recovery. In endemic areas one must rely on clinical clues other than rash to raise the suspicion of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The combination of fever, headache, myalgias, marked left shift in the differential white blood cell count, severe thrombocytopenia, and hyponatremia all help to suggest the correct diagnosis early in the course of the illness.
J I Cohen; A P Corson; G R Corey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1457-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / pathology
Erythema / etiology*
Foot Dermatoses / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever / complications*,  diagnosis
Time Factors

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