boutonneuse fever

bou·ton·neuse fever

noun \ˌbü-t-ˈ̅z-\


: a disease of the Mediterranean area that is characterized by headache, pain in muscles and joints, and an eruption over the body and is caused by a tick-borne rickettsia (Rickettsia conorii)—called also fièvre boutonneuse, Marseilles fever; see tick-bite fever, tick typhus

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