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September 1985

Mediterranean Spotted Fever in an American Woman

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medicine, Miriam Hospital (Drs Schlaeffer, Lederer, and Mates), and the Departments of Medicine (Drs Schlaeffer and Lederer) and Biochemistry (Dr Mates), Brown University, Providence, RI.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(9):1733-1734. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360090209033

• Mediterranean spotted fever is common in southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but is unknown in the United States. It has a clinical picture resembling Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but it is a milder disease. We report a case of Mediterranean spotted fever in a young American woman returning from Morocco and review the clinical picture of this disease.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1733-1734)

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