Rocky mountain spotted fever

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What is rocky mountain spotted fever?

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium known as Rickettsia rickettsii. It is the most common rickettsial infection in North America and the most commonly fatal tick borne infection in the US.

Common symptoms reported by people with rocky mountain spotted fever

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rocky mountain spotted fever

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with rocky mountain spotted fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rocky mountain spotted fever

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rocky mountain spotted fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rocky mountain spotted fever on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 8
40s 7
50s 14
60s 5
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 30

These charts show data from rocky mountain spotted fever patients who have completed their condition history
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