Fiebre maculosa de las Montañas Rocosas en la mano

La fiebre maculosa de las montañas es una enfermedad que se transmite al ser humano por las mordeduras de garrapata. Las manchas comienzan como parches planos (maculares) rojos (eritematosos) que pueden sangrar debajo de la piel, causando manchas de color púrpura. La enfermedad recibe su nombre por estas manchas características. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Fiebre maculosa de las Montañas Rocosas en la mano

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Last reviewed 6/9/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Mediicne, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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