J. Torres, M.D.; E. Humphreys, M.D.; A. Bisno, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Contrary to the implication in its name, Rocky Mountain spotted fever occurs more frequently in the southeastern United States than in the mountain states. From 1 July 1965 to 31 August 1971, 42 patients with Rocky Mountain spotted fever were hospitalized in Memphis, Tenn.; this report is based on a retrospective analysis of their hospital records. Despite the occurrence of these cases during the warmer months and in an area where spotted fever is endemic; the correct diagnosis was often missed initially. In only 11 cases (26%) was Rocky Mountain spotted fever considered when the patients first came to medical
Torres J, Humphreys E, Bisno A. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the Mid-South.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:873. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-873_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):873.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use