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November 1977

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(11):1228-1232. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120240046010

• Experience with 138 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever indicates that the major clinical features of characteristic rash, fever, and tick bite, in combination with low serum sodium concentration and thrombocytopenia, are helpful in recognizing this serious and potentially lethal infectious disease.

(Am J Dis Child 131:1228-1232, 1977)