Definition: 'South African Tick-bite Fever'
South African tick-bite feverType: Term
1. a typhuslike fever of South Africa caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and usually characterized by primary eschar and regional adenitis, rigors, and maculopapular rash on the fifth day, often with severe central nervous system symptoms.
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