Relapsing Fever

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Introduction

A systemic disease caused by a variety of Borrelia species, including Borrelia recurrentis, which is louse-borne; and various other species which are tick-borne. Classically epidemic where spread by lice, and endemic when spread by ticks.[1]

Aetiology

Clinical

Investigations

Blood tests

Visualisation of spirochaetes in peripheral blood smear.

Radiology

Treatment

Medical

Surgical

Prevention

Post exposure prophylaxis

Notification

Formally notifiable

ICD code

ICD-10_-_A00-B99

External links

References

  1. Hawker J, Begg N, Blair I, Reintjes R, Weinberg J. Communicable disease control handbook (S3.62, pp184-5). 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific, 2005.