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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

Currently there is no reliable test for diagnosing Rocky Mountain spotted fever, so diagnosis is made on the basis of symptoms and the history. The season of the year and where the person has been recently are taken into account. After the acute phase of the disease, blood test called an antibody titer can be done to measure antibodies to the organism in the person's blood. At times a skin biopsy may be done to identify the infecting organism.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/24/01

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