An acute febrile illness caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. The fevers spontaneously abate and then recur. The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) is the main vector. A less severe form is transmitted by soft ticks of the genus Ornithodorus.
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DermNet NZ: Tick-borne Relapsing Fever
Provides information including clinical features, skin manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Patient UK: Relapsing Fever
Provides information on this infection caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia, its epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention.
Lecture notes from a course on infectious diseases, given by Dr. Neal R. Chamberlain.
Tick-borne Diseases, Relapsing Fever
Detailed article from eMedicine.com.
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