J. Torres, M.D.; E. Humphreys, M.D.; A. Bisno, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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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
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):873.
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